Do I still need to wear a mask after I receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes. The CDC recommends that during the pandemic people continue to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth when in contact with others outside your household regardless of whether or not you have received the vaccine.

It may still be possible to transmit the virus even while asymptomatic after vaccination – studies are ongoing. You should continue to follow all public guidance for social distancing and masking requirements.