Ask Dr. Echols
Dr. Fredrick Echols, Acting Director, for the Department of Health for the City of St. Louis, answers your questions about COVID-19.
Ask Dr Echols Ep. 37, City and County Health Advisory - Masks Indoors
This week, Ask Dr. Echols is about St. Louis City and County issuing a joint health advisory regarding the wearing of face masks indoors even if you have been fully vaccinated. Residents had questions about the advisory. Here are the questions asked: 0:31 Alexis from 63128 asked, "I thought once I got vaccinated for COVID-19, I could return to normal activities. Why are masks being recommended even for vaccinated persons?" 1:39 Barbara from 63118 asked, "Why are teens and younger people so susceptive to this variant that we've heard so much about?" 2:57 Malik from 63109 asked, "I haven't seen a significant increase in reported COVID-19 cases in the City of St. Louis. Why did the city join the county in revising face covering recommendations?" 3:44 DeShawn from 63139 asked, "I saw where people who got the Johnson and Johnson vaccine should get a booster vaccine. Is the Department of Health recommending getting a booster vaccination?" 5:00 Brad from 63147 asked, "Why should I be concerned about the COVID-19 vaccines? I'm young and healthy, plus I heard African Americans have a lower chance of getting the virus?" To have your question answered by Dr. Echols, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or send a letter to: City of St. Louis Department of Health 1520 Market Street Room 4041 St. Louis, MO 63103- For more information about STL TV, check our website at http://stltv.net Connect with our social media sites Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/STLTV Twitter: https://twitter.com/STLTVChannel Subscribe to our YouTube channel You can also view our broadcast signal on Charter cable channel 992, or our live stream on Facebook. #AskDrEchols #COVID19 #HealthAdvisory #Missouri #COVIDQuestions #COVID19Answers #COVIDAnswers #CityOfStLouisDepartmentOfHealth #FaceMasks #COVID19Questions #STLTV #ExperienceStLouis