Fully Vaccinated People Can Visit Unvaccinated Family and Friends: CDC

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Fully vaccinated means two weeks since receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or the single-dose J&J vaccine

TUESDAY, March 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Fully vaccinated people can visit unvaccinated family and friends without restrictions, but should restrict visits to one unvaccinated household at a time, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.

“In the setting that the unvaccinated people are from a single household, and all the unvaccinated people are at low risk of severe COVID-19 illness, no prevention measures are needed, so these visits could happen indoors with no mask or physical distancing,” Tami Skoff, a CDC epidemiologist on the Clinical Guidelines Team of the Vaccine Task Force, said in a web briefing, CNN reported. “And the example we like to give here is fully vaccinated grandparents can visit with their unvaccinated daughter and her unvaccinated children, assuming none of them are at high risk of severe disease. These visits can be done indoors with no masks or physical distancing.”

“There is a growing body of evidence that suggests that fully vaccinated people are less likely to have asymptomatic infection, and therefore potentially less likely to transmit SARS-CoV-2 to others,” Skoff added. “There’s a lot of accumulating evidence that the currently available vaccines really helped to reduce or stop spread of this virus from fully vaccinated people to others.”

Fully vaccinated means that it has been two weeks since a person has received the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since receiving the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, CNN reported.

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