CDC provides guidelines for people fully vaccinated against COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have provided updated guidelines for people fully vaccinated against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Individuals are considered fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks after receiving the second dose of a 2-dose series of the Pfizer BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or at least 2 weeks after receiving a single dose of the Janssen COVID. 19 vaccine.

In non-healthcare facilities, fully vaccinated individuals can visit indoors with other fully vaccinated individuals, as well as unvaccinated individuals from a single household who are at low risk of serious COVID-19 disease, without a mask or physical distancing. In addition, after a known exposure, these individuals can dispense with quarantine and testing if they are asymptomatic because the risk of infection is low.

Certain practices should continue even after a person is fully vaccinated, according to the CDC. This includes precautions (i.e. wearing masks and physical distancing) in public, for people at increased risk of serious COVID-19 illnesses, and for visits by unvaccinated people from multiple households at the same time.

Regardless of vaccination status, medium-sized and large face-to-face gatherings should still be avoided. In addition, people who are fully vaccinated should be tested if they develop symptoms of COVID-19.

The full instructions are available on the CDC website.


Preliminary Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Accessed March 8, 2021.

This article originally appeared on MPR


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