Is the pandemic over for you if it’s been two weeks since you received your second vaccine? A Long Island woman recently found out the answer to this question firsthand. One month after receiving both doses of the Moderna vaccine, a Valley Stream, NY resident visited eight unvaccinated friends without wearing a mask -- and then a month later tested positive for the virus.
There is still so much that the medical experts don’t know and are still learning about this virus and how it spreads, especially once people are fully vaccinated. There have been many reports of people contracting the virus after receiving the full dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine, so it is still very important to continue to follow the CDC guidelines for the protection of yourself and others. Here are the precautions fully vaccinated people still must adhere to, according to the CDC:
- Protect yourself in public by wearing a mask and social distance.
- When visiting unvaccinated people who are at an increased risk of severe COVID-19, wear a mask and maintain social distance.
- Avoid crowded gatherings and inquire if the events you are attending require proof of a vaccine or a negative COVID-19 test result.
- Stay up to date on announcements pertaining to your COVID-19 vaccine since booster shots may be required. Pfizer’s CEO says that a third dose will likely be needed within one year of being fully vaccinated.
- Get tested if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
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