Nancy Gin, MD, urges young adults to continue COVID-19 safety measures while waiting for vaccine

Nancy Gin, MD, recently spoke with Healthline about the need for young, healthy adults to continue following COVID-19 safety practices as they wait their turn to get vaccinated. With older adults and health care workers given COVID-19 vaccine priority, Dr. Gin believes that exercising patience and good judgement is key to protecting more-vulnerable populations.

Nancy Gin, MD

“We all want to get back to living our lives, but we have to be smart about it,” said Dr. Gin, executive vice president of quality and chief quality officer for The Permanente Federation.

Dr. Gin, who also serves as medical director of quality and clinical analysis for Southern California Permanente Medical Group, added that in a number of instances younger family members have found themselves apologizing to older loved ones for transmitting the disease.

“I would not want anyone living with that guilt,” she added.

Safe practices include washing hands frequently, staying physically distant, avoiding crowds, and wearing masks.

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