Globally Covid-19 vaccination process is going on and after the first responders including healthcare and front-line workers, Covid-19 vaccination is given to most vulnerable people. In addition, in many countries people who have normal health also are getting the vaccine. Getting vaccine is voluntary decision. However, to limit the spread of the pandemic disease it is advised that one should get full vaccine.
For those who are not vaccinated yet, WHO, CDC and other health organization strongly recommend taking vaccine and prevent spreading of disease.
After getting the vaccine what and how vaccinated people should do be doing? What precautions they must take. Is it okay not wear mask or is it okay to visit or invite those who are not vaccinated? Several questions arise for those who are vaccinated. One of the important questions is, am I safe to move around, will I infect others or can get infected? – Healthy Life
CDC -Center for Disease Control has answered several questions.
Fully vaccinated people can:
- Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
- Visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
- Refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic
For now, fully vaccinated people should continue to:
- Take precautions in public like wearing a well-fitted mask and physical distancing
- Wear masks, practice physical distancing, and adhere to other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people who are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease or who have an unvaccinated household member who is at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease
- Wear masks, maintain physical distance, and practice other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people from multiple households
- 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
Visits between fully vaccinated people and unvaccinated people
- Indoor visits between fully vaccinated people and unvaccinated people who do not wear masks or physically distance from one another are likely low risk for the vaccinated people.
- Therefore, the level of precautions taken should be determined by the characteristics of the unvaccinated people, who remain unprotected against COVID-19.
Vaccinated people visiting with unvaccinated people from a single household that does not have individuals at risk of severe COVID-19
- If the unvaccinated people are from a single household that does not have individuals at risk of severe COVID-19, they can visit with fully vaccinated people indoors, without anyone wearing masks, with a low risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission. For example, fully vaccinated grandparents can visit indoors with their unvaccinated healthy daughter and her healthy children without wearing masks or physical distancing, provided none of the unvaccinated family members are at risk of severe COVID-19.
Vaccinated people visiting with unvaccinated people from a single household that has individuals at risk of severe COVID-19
- If any of the unvaccinated people or their household members are at increased risk of severe COVID-19, all attendees should take precautions including wearing a well-fitted mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, and visiting outdoors or in a well-ventilated space.
- For example, if a fully vaccinated individual visits with an unvaccinated friend who is seventy years old and therefore at risk of severe disease, the visit should take place outdoors, wearing well-fitted masks, and maintaining physical distance (at least 6 feet).
Medium- or large-sized gatherings
- All people, regardless of vaccination status, should adhere to current guidance to avoid medium- or large-sized in-person gatherings and to follow any applicable local guidance restricting the size of gatherings. If they choose to participate, fully vaccinated people should continue to adhere to prevention measures that reduce spread, including wearing a well-fitted mask, maintaining physical distance from others, and washing hands frequently.
What safety procedures vaccinated people should follow?
- Wash your hands as needed, don’t touch nose, mouth, and face without washing hands, wear masks and continue maintaining social distancing.
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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: March 23, 2021