💥Friday news flash: CDC says fully vaccinated people can travel safely within the US, but encourages continued precautions including masking, distancing, and hand hygiene.
✈️Adding to the list of benefits the fully vaccinated can enjoy (like small unmasked indoor gatherings with other vaccinated folks), the CDC released new guidance on Friday acknowledging lower risk of getting and passing on COVID-19 for the fully vaccinated.
The full announcement is linked below, but here’s the tl;dr:
Updated Information for Travelers
❇️Fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19.
❇️People who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine can travel safely within the United States:
🧪Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to get tested before or after travel unless their destination requires it
🚪Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to self-quarantine
❇️ Fully vaccinated travelers should still follow CDC’s recommendations for traveling safely including:
😷 Wear a mask over your nose and mouth
📏 Stay 6 feet from others and avoid crowds
🧼 Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer
❓What counts as “fully vaccinated”? You are considered full vaccinated:
🗓️2 weeks after your second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
🗓️2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
For those of you who are fully vaccinated, please enjoy this new freedom responsibly! Safe travels!