Does being vaccinated protect me against all variants?
The current vaccines may offer protection against the variants of COVID that originated in South Africa, the U.K., and Brazil, and all three pharmaceutical companies are developing booster shots (and considering altering current vaccine formulas) to provide more protection. Because clinical trials for the booster shots are underway, we should know more in the months to come. But that doesn’t mean you should wait to get vaccinated. These variants exist because COVID has spread unchecked, mutating as it infected more and more people. Halting the spread will also help to halt further mutations.