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COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

March 9, 2021

CDC Issues Guideline on How Fully Vaccinated People Can Visit Safely with Others

On March 8, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued activity recommendations for people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last required dose of vaccine. The CDC estimates that currently 9.2% of the US population has been fully vaccinated with an authorized COVID-19 vaccine.

The recommendations permit fully vaccinated individuals to visit with people indoors without wearing masks or staying 6 feet apart so long as the other parties are either fully vaccinated or from the same household and at low risk for severe disease. The CDC continues to recommend that fully vaccinated people continue to take precautions, including wearing a mask and staying at least 6 feet apart when in public, visiting unvaccinated people from multiple other households, or visiting with unvaccinated people who are at high risk of getting severely ill from COVID-19.

The CDC also published a science brief summarizing the evidence and considerations used to inform their public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people.  Click here for more details.

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