UB doctor on vaccine milestone: 'Still work to be done' [Spectrum News]

Published June 14, 2021

A report on Spectrum News about Governor Cuomo’s reporting 70% of adults in New York having received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine quotes Thomas Russo, chief of infectious disease at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. "Those individuals that have only gotten one shot, it's critical that they get that second shot,” said Russo. “Some of the variants that are circulating in Western New York and the rest of the state require two shots for optimal protection. For those individuals that are unvaccinated, this is the moment to get vaccinated during the summer months, because as we shift to the fall and the cooler weather months and activities move indoors, the virus spreads quite well. Those that aren't vaccinated … this virus will find you.”