Mar 8, 2021 - Health
CDC gives fully vaccinated thumbs-up
Fully vaccinated people can begin taking reasonable steps toward normal life, the CDC said today.
Why it matters: Less than 10% of the U.S. population meets this metric, but it provides hope after a year of isolation for many people.
Among the CDC recommendations for those who got their final dose at least two weeks ago:
- Can see their families indoors maskless, provided they're local and no one is at risk for severe illness.
- Can congregate indoors maskless with other fully vaccinated people.
- No need to quarantine if exposed to COVID but free of symptoms.
The big picture: Fully vaccinated people are being asked to continue wearing masks and social distancing in public, Axios' Marisa Fernandez reports.
- The CDC isn't adjusting travel guidance because a majority of Americans remain unvaccinated.
The bottom line: A record 2.9 million vaccine doses were administered Saturday, WashPost reports.