CDC’s Guidance On What Vaccinated People Can Do

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) finally issued the long awaited guidance on what fully vaccinated people can do and how strong are their chances to see our loved ones once again.

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As per White House Senior Advisor for COVID Response Andy Slavitt, people can expect to see more guidance on how to get back to our normal life as the rate of vaccination increases.  

“The rate at which new guidance will develop is directly related to how quickly we vaccinate the country,” Slavitt told Gupta. “This is the key point. At 10% vaccinations we have this guidance. At 20-30%, we will have new guidance,” he stated.

Who do we call fully vaccinated?

As per CDC, a person is fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks after the one dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two weeks after a second dose of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

What about get-togethers?

As per CDC, the fully vaccinated people can meet each other indoors. Clearly, for many the past one year hasn’t been easy, especially who live alone.

Are there any limits to get-togethers?

As per CDC, people should be serious about the vaccination status and should meet only the ones whom they can trust. They should feel free to ask for a proof of vaccination. Smaller the group, safer you’re.

How about visiting your family where not all members are vaccinated?

As per CDC, vaccinated people can visit unvaccinated people from a single household as long as the unvaccinated people are at low-risk for severe COVID-19.

How about a family reunion of several different families with unvaccinated members?

As per CDC, this shouldn’t happen unless it’s an outdoor gathering with masks on and people maintaining the social distance. Since the unvaccinated family members could be the carriers of the virus, such gatherings should be avoided. 

How about taking a flight and visiting your family?

The CDC still asks to avoid any non-essential air travel, which even includes visits to family.

How about attending concerts, eating at a restaurant or visiting a church?

CDC doesn’t address it specifically but you’re suggested to measure the risk factors. The vaccine is really good but it’s not a Kevlar so putting on masks and maintaining social distancing is what you’re suggested to do at public places.