Frequently Asked Questions From Businesses On The Vaccine-Ready World
FAQ 2: How do I handle a population mix
with some who have been vaccinated, and
others who have not?
No population will be completely vaccinated
immediately—unless it is made up of frontline
workers. So, we need to plan for a mix of people,
identifying who has received the vaccine and others
who have not (or may even choose not to). The key to
this is tracking. In terms of tracking, there are current
requirements for reporting vaccinations to the state
authorities. However, there is no one government-approved
system for tracking vaccinations for students,
employees, or staff. This is why it’s important
to do your research and invest in a centralized
system that can help track across your population,
ensuring everything is captured from who has been
vaccinated, who has antibodies, and who has been
The second key to handling a fluctuating population
is to continue testing. Anyone who has not received
the vaccine should still continue to participate in
your organization’s testing regimen. Should you
stop testing altogether, this could allow for the virus
to spread undetected. If your whole population has
been vaccinated, they will still have to be tested for
antibodies. Antibody testing will help identify whether
a person is immune or not. Again, tracking is crucial
to picking up all these nuances (vaccination, Covid-19
testing, antibody testing) across a group of people.
FAQ 3: Do we know how long vaccination
Unlike the question on vaccination distribution and
exact timing, this one has a very simple answer: no.
We do not know for certain how long the vaccine
will be effective. Vaccine effectiveness may vary
depending on the person, dosages, and other factors.
This means we will, again, have to continue testing
for Covid-19, as well as antibodies, making sure we
are tracking everyone in an organization. With a
centralized system that captures your populations’
status, you can help ensure that the economy begins
to reopen safely.
Mehdi Maghsoodnia is the Founder and
Chief Executive Officer at 1health.io.
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