The CDC has issued fresh guidelines for COVID-19 vaccinated population. It is the first guidance from the CDC for those who are fully vaccinated against Coronavirus
The federal health agency said that those who are fully vaccinated can spend time with unvaccinated people indoors, with no mask, so long as those who are unvaccinated are at low-risk for severe COVID-19.
Two weeks after the second dose of vaccine by Pfizer or Moderna, or the single-dose for those receiving the vaccine of Johnson & Johnson, fully vaccinated persons can gather inside with other fully vaccinated people without wearing face masks or physical distancing, the CDC said, calling these indoor gatherings “likely low risk.”
Also, indoor gatherings involving fully vaccinated people and unvaccinated people from a single household at low-risk for severe COVID-19, with no mask use, presents a “low risk” of virus transmission.
In gatherings with fully vaccinated people and unvaccinated people from multiple households, everyone should wear a mask and practice distancing.
Regardless of vaccination status, everyone should avoid medium-to-large-sized gatherings indoors. If fully vaccinated people decide to partake, they should wear masks, practice distancing and wash hands often.
“These fresh guidelines were highly anticipated”, explains Dr. Yael Vidal of Vidal Medical Concierge, a primary care concierge practice who often advises patients seeking a concierge doctor in Jupiter or in the nearby Juno Beach. “It is the first time that the CDC advises on what fully-vaccinated people should do, or should not do; and these guidelines are indeed helpful to patients, especially as the vaccinated population increases gradually, day by day.”
Dr. Vidal explained that many residents of Palm Beach County, particularly those who search for a concierge physician in Palm Beach Gardens or in nearby neighborhoods or areas, are often inquiring at Vidal Medical Concierge with regard to which safety measures that should be following. The new guidelines from the CDC can definitely assist in providing answers to the already-vaccinated portion of the community in Jupiter, in Juno Beach, as well as in North Palm Beach and adjacent regions.