Grimmett receiving vaccine (IMAGE) Washington University School of Medicine Caption Cherry Grimmett, a BJC HealthCare security officer, receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in December 2020. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that the delta variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 is largely unable to evade antibodies elicited by vaccination. The findings help explain why vaccinated people have been at low risk of getting seriously ill with COVID-19 despite a surge in cases caused by the delta variant. Credit Matt Miller/Washington University Usage Restrictions This image is to be used in accordance with the mission, policies and guidelines of Washington University in St. Louis. Visit https://wustl.edu/about/compliance-policies/media-policies/multimedia-use/ for more information. License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.