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CDC Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated Individuals (does not apply to health care)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its first Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People, which it says will be updated and expanded based on the current spread of the virus, the proportion of the population that is fully vaccinated, and the evolving science around vaccines. While the CDC recommendations do not apply to health care settings, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) is working on related guidance that will include information for health care professionals. For the purposes of the CDC recommendations that follow, “people are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 ≥2 weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or ≥2 weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen).” People meeting these criteria 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

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