What does it mean to be fully vaccinated?
According to the CDC, people are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Moderna or Pfizer), or two weeks after they have received a single-dose of the Johnson and Johnson Janssen vaccine. The CDC recently released the following recommendations for fully vaccinated people in non-healthcare settings.
Fully vaccinated people can:
• Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
• Visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
• Refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic
For now, fully vaccinated people should continue to:
• Take precautions in public like wearing a well-fitted mask and physical distancing
• Wear masks, practice physical distancing, and adhere to other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people who are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease or who have an unvaccinated household member when that person is at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease.
• Avoid medium- and large-sized in-person gatherings
• Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
• Follow guidance issued by individual employers
• Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations
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