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So you’re fully vaxed? Nice work. We’re proud of you for doing your part in keeping yourself and others safe. But before you book a vacation and plan a party, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the CDC’s latest recommendations for life after the vaccine.
First: safety check. Being “fully vaccinated” means that it's been two weeks after your second shot in a two-dose series like Pfizer or Moderna, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine like Johnson & Johnson. That two-week waiting period gives your body enough time to build up COVID-19 antibodies - those amazing, infection-fighting heroes who make sure you have a healthy immune response if you come in contact with the virus. Still feeling good about your fully-vaxed status? Let’s talk about the things you can safely do and where you still might want to exercise caution.
When You've Been Fully Vaccinated
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Further Information From The CDC:
Fully vaccinated people can:
- Resume activities without wearing masks or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance
- Resume domestic travel and refrain from testing before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel
- Refrain from testing before leaving the United States for international travel (unless required by the destination) and refrain from self-quarantine after arriving back in the United States
- Refrain from testing following a known exposure, if asymptomatic, with some exceptions for specific settings
- Refrain from quarantine following a known exposure if asymptomatic
- Refrain from routine screening testing if feasible
Fully vaccinated people should continue to:
- Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
- Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations