So, what qualifies as full vaccination? That means waiting two weeks after your last dose of a vaccine. This helps your immune system develop antibodies to fight the virus.
Places that have little space - such as subways, hospitals, homeless shelters, and planes - still require a mask. States also have the authority to interpret the advice when shaping their own mask mandates as they wish.
The CDC on Wednesday also made an announcement Pfizer vaccine is starting to become available for children between 12 and 15 years old starting on Wednesday.
Earlier in the week, CDC Director Dr Rochelle Walensky spoke before Congress to defend the CDC’s decisions on vaccination while urging people to get the vaccination as it’s the “fastest way to end this pandemic.”
“The CDC will continue to follow the science as our guide, and my appeal is to implore everyone to get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.”
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Dr Walensky announced the new guidance at a White House briefing, saying that the change is because of the millions of people that took the vaccine and the latest information about how the shots are working.
“We have all longed for this moment when we can get back to some sense of normalcy,” Dr Walensky said Thursday.
“Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities large or small without wearing a mask or physically distancing,” Dr Walensky continues.
Despite the promising course of direction, the information did concern people as they wondered how they would be able to know if someone was vaccinated.
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