CDC Guidelines for the Fully Vaccinated
Things to Know When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated
As more and more vaccines roll out each day, it is crucial for us to know what “being fully vaccinated” really means for our routines.
If you’ve been fully vaccinated, you can gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask, with unvaccinated people from one other household without masks. Should you encounter someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms.
Even if you’ve been fully vaccinated, it is still recommended that you follow guidelines and protect yourself, especially when in public. Medium to large-sized gatherings and travel are also discouraged.
If you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms. However, if you live in a group setting (like a correctional or detention facility or group home) and are around someone who has COVID-19, you should still stay away from others for 14 days and get tested, even if you don’t have symptoms.
There are still many things that we are learning about vaccines, and as such, it is always good to practice caution even after immunization.
We know that COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing COVID-19 disease, especially severe illness and death.
We’re still learning how effective the vaccines are against variants of the virus that causes COVID-19. Early data show the vaccines may work against some variants but could be less effective against others.
We know that other prevention steps help stop the spread of COVID-19, and that these steps are still important, even as vaccines are being distributed.
We’re still learning how well COVID-19 vaccines keep people from spreading the disease.
Early data show that the vaccines may help keep people from spreading COVID-19, but we are learning more as more people get vaccinated.
We’re still learning how long COVID-19 vaccines can protect people. As we know more, CDC will continue to update our recommendations for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
Read more about these CDC guidelines here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html