’Fully Vaccinated’: Back to Normal?

’Fully Vaccinated’: Back to Normal?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), people who are fully vaccinated, can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic.

They can do so without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except in place required by federal, state and local rules, and regulations, these include local businesses and workplace

CDC is continuing to advice people who have not been vaccinated to do so

“COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick,” CDC states on its website.

“Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can do things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.”

CDC defines “fully vaccinated” using the following time frames:

 Two weeks after the second dose in a two-dose series, such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or

 Two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

If you don’t meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are not fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated.

If you have a medical condition or are taking medications that weaken your immune system, you may not be fully protected even if you are fully vaccinated.

If you fall into this category, talk to your healthcare provider. Even after vaccination, you may need to continue taking all precautions.

If you travel, you should still take steps to protect yourself and others.

Masks are required on planes, buses, trains and other forms of public transportation CDC recommends that travelers who are not fully vaccinated continue to wear a mask and maintain physical distance when traveling.
Fully vaccinated international travelers arriving in the United States are still required to get tested three days before travel by air into the United States.

These travelers can also present documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past the months) and should still get tested 3-5 days after their trip.

CDC advised everyone to continue to still watch out for symptoms of COVID-19, especially if you’ve been around someone who is sick.

If you have these symptoms you should get tested and stay home and away from others.

Some studies are in and early data show the vaccines may work against some variants but could be less effective against others.

CDC will continue to update our recommendations for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

To learn more, read, CDC’s expanded Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guidance.html