CDC releases guidelines for vaccinated Americans

Written by Joey Brasil

According to the CDC, people who have been fully against Covid-19 can convene indoors as long as everyone is vaccinated. This means that grandparents can finally see their grandchildren and families can begin to see each other once more!

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic,” reads the CDC website.

A person is considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, like the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, like Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

With that being said, many people are wondering why the organization took so long to release this news. The vaccines being distributed today are the same ones that were created and distributed under the Trump administration (with the exception of the J&J vaccine). Being that the vaccine hasn’t changed, why wasn’t this news shared earlier?

58 million people nationwide have received a single shot of the vaccine and 31 million are fully vaccinated. While this is a good start, there is still a large portion of the country that is awaiting the vaccine. Part of that can be blamed on California, which has struggled to create a viable vaccine distribution plan under the leadership of Gov. Newsom.

The risk of catching the virus will never be completely absent, but the news outlined by the CDC is promising in hopes for Americans and the world to return to normalcy. 

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