Safety Do’s and Don’ts When Fully Vaccinated

With vaccines representing the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, the Centers for Disease Control has issued guidelines about what fully vaccinated people can safely do and the precautions still necessary. You are considered “fully-vaccinated” two weeks or more after receiving the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine or the single Johnson & Johnson shot.

When that is the case for you, the CDC says:

group of senior women smiling at the beachYou can visit indoors with a small number of other fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask or social distancing.

You can visit inside without wearing a mask or social distancing with a small number of unvaccinated people from one other household if those people are at low risk for severe COVID-19. An example would be fully vaccinated grandparents spending time with an adult child and their grandchildren, as long as the latter are healthy and are from the same household.

Be aware that masks, social distancing and other preventive measures are still necessary around unvaccinated people who are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 or are from multiple households.

Regarding being out in public, you should still wear a mask and social distance, wash your hands frequently and avoid medium to large gatherings.

The CDC says “vaccinated people should not visit or attend a gathering if they have tested positive for COVID-19 in the prior 10 days or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, regardless of vaccination status of the other people at the gathering.” If you have COVID-19 symptoms and have not gotten tested, you should do so.

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