Fully Vaccinated? Now, what?

You’ve had your two vaccinations and are feeling pretty safe to travel and resume life. According to the CDC, you are considered “fully vaccinated” if it has been at least two weeks since you’ve gotten the second dose of the two-shot Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine or a single dose of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The CDC says here’s what you can do if you are fully vaccinated.

  • Visit indoors with other fully vaccinated people without wearing masks or staying 6 feet apart.
  • Visit indoors with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease without wearing masks or staying 6 feet apart.
  • Forgo quarantine or get ting tested following exposure to someone infected with the coronavirus as long as you don’t develop symptoms.

But, even if you are fully vaccinated, the CDC advises that you continue to take precautions when in public, when you visit unvaccinated people from multiple other households, and when you are near unvaccinated people who are at high risk of getting severely ill from COVID-19:

  • Wear a well-fitted mask.
  • Stay at least 6 feet from people you do not live with.
  • Avoid medium- and large-sized in-person gatherings.
  • Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Follow guidance issued by individual employers.
  • Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations.

For more information on what to do and not do, visit the CDC.