CDC Guidelines For Vaccinated People and What You Can Do Now
You have gotten your second shot of the vaccine and you are wondering what you can do and what has been proven safe to do now that you are fully vaccinated.
According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, the CDC released guidance on Monday saying fully vaccinated people have more freedom to socialize and get back to daily routines.
If you are two weeks past your final shot, you have less risk and you can visit indoors with unvaccinated members of a single household, with a low risk of severe disease, without wearing a mask or social distancing.
That means grandparents can now visit with their unvaccinated children and grandchildren for the first time in over a year.
The CDC also said that fully vaccinated people can gather with other fully vaccinated people without having to quarantine or be tested for COVID-19 as long as they show no symptoms.
People are most interested in when they can remove masks and get back to their normal lives.
"The sooner we move to telling people if you're fully vaccinated, you don't have to wear masks, that will be an incentive for people to get vaccinated," said Peter Hotez, Co-director of the Texas Children's Center for Vaccine Development.
The guidelines are a five page report that offers options to those who have made it through the past year and finally got the vaccine.
"We know that people want to get vaccinated so they can get back to doing the things they enjoy with the people they love," CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said after releasing the guidance.