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Why should vaccinated people wear masks? UCSF expert gives his take.

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Counties across California are recommending that people wear face masks, even those who are fully vaccinated, in public indoor places as the highly contagious delta variant drives an uptick in COVID-19 cases.

Solano County is the only county in the Bay Area that hasn’t issued a mask advisory, and several counties outside the region are calling for a return to masking indoors, including Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito. Los Angeles County is requiring masks in indoor public spaces.

If you’re fully vaccinated, you may be wondering why you should consider wearing a mask indoors. Research shows the vaccines are highly effective and even if you do get a breakthrough case — that is, become infected even though you’re vaccinated — you’re unlikely to experience severe symptoms and highly unlikely to land in the hospital.

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