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The COVID-19 Guidelines Keep Changing, So Here’s What You Really Need to Know

Posted by Louise Weadock, MPH, RN, Founder and CEO-CNO Access Nursing on Mar 30, 2021 11:06:34 AM

With the release of a new CDC study showing that a single dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is 80% effective in preventing infections after the first dose and then 90% two weeks after the second dose -- what does that mean for the people who’ve been vaccinated and also for those who have yet to receive a first dose of a vaccine?

 In a nutshell, experts report that it is crucial for everyone to still adhere to the CDC guidelines for the protection of yourself and others. To date, only 15 percent of the U.S. population has been vaccinated and the COVID-19 virus and the vaccines are still very new, so there really isn't enough data yet to let down our guard. Here are the precautions you need to adhere to, as stated by the CDC:


  • Wear a Mask: Even after being fully vaccinated, people should still wear a mask in public and when gathering with unvaccinated people. The COVID-19 vaccines do not provide 100% protection, especially as new variants form.



  • Stay 6 Feet Apart and Avoiding Poorly Ventilated Spaces: This is still one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of COVID-19, whether you are vaccinated or not.



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