I received the COVID-19 vaccine. What can I do safely?
You can enjoy small gatherings again, but you must continue to wear the mask “public distance from society”.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says fully vaccinated people can gather in masks with other vaccinated people inside. It says you can meet unvaccinated people at home right away if those people are at high risk for severe COVID-19.
In front of the public, the CDC recommends that vaccinated people continue to wear masks, avoid large gatherings, and stay away from others.
Two weeks after receiving the last required dose of the vaccine, the person is considered fully vaccinated.
Indications for other actions of vaccinated people remain careful. The CDC, however, discourages unnecessary travel and has not yet offered to visit restaurants or other places.
The CDC expects to update the guideline to allow more action as infections decrease and vaccinations increase.
One reason to keep your condom after receiving one dose of two doses of the vaccine. The infection, with partial protection, creates the potential for the virus to mutate, said Dr. Osh Oshua LaBaer, director of the Arizona State University Institute of Biodesign.
AP Medical Writer Mike Stobb contributed to this report.
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