On March 8, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance on what fully vaccinated people can do safely.
What does fully vaccinated mean?
Fully vaccinated means that at least two weeks have passed since you received the second dose of either the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. If it’s been less than two weeks since your shot or you need to get the second shot, you are NOT fully vaccinated and you should continue to take preventative measures such as mask-wearing, physical distancing, washing hands frequently and avoiding crowds at all times.
What does the guidance say for fully vaccinated individuals?
Based on the new CDC guidance, if you are fully vaccinated:
What hasn’t changed now that I'm fully vaccinated?
The coronavirus is a new virus and the vaccines are new, so we are still learning more and more as each day passes. For example, questions remain about how well COVID-19 vaccines protect against the new variants of the virus that are spreading across the U.S. In addition, we are still learning about how well the vaccine keeps people from spreading the disease. Early data shows that the vaccines may help keep people from spreading COVID-19, but we don’t know to what extent.
For now, the CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people should continue to:
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