I think the energy all around Western New York has really picked up as it relates to people going to get vaccinated. There has been plenty of campaigns and incentives out there to get everyone the information needed to feel confident about getting the shot. According to the University at Buffalo News Center, every 'variant of concern' has now been detected in Erie County, by UB scientists doing genomic sequencing on coronavirus.

With the genomic sequencing of COVID-19 samples, scientists are able to get a true idea of all the different variants of the virus. All of the variants identified as variants of concern by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention are now present in Eire County.

The virus is still out there and it is different than what we started with, if you were in close contact with someone who has tested positive, you should get tested and quarantine as recommended by the Department of Health.

Said, Jennifer A. Surtees, Ph.D.

Here Is The Great News.

Jennifer Surtees says, that all of the vaccines available in the U.S. will protect against all of the variants of concern. I guess we all know what that means, yes, go get vaccinated. That was one of my personal concerns for getting vaccinated, I wanted to know if the current vaccines protected against all variants.

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Now that things like the "Taste of Buffalo" and amusement parks are open, it's good to know that there is less of a threat once everyone has the shot.

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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

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