Preventing COVID-19 – A Guide for Vaccinated People

Protect Yourself and Others

Protect Yourself and Others
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Individuals who are fully vaccinated is defined as:

2 weeks after the second dose in a 2-dose series (examples: Pfizer or Moderna) OR

2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine (example: Johnson & Johnson)

Fully vaccinated people should still help prevent COVID-19. Here are some ways you can continue to protect your community:

Wear a face cover when required by federal, state, local laws, rules, and regulations. Follow local business and workplace requirements. 

Learn and follow travel requirements. For international travel, it is recommended that you get a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after returning but you do not need to self quarantine. For more information on travel, visit: CDC Destination Travel Alerts.

Get tested if you have symptoms. If you have been exposed to COVID-19 and you live or work in a correctional or detention facility or a homeless shelter, you should get tested even if you do not have symptoms.

Individuals who have certain medical conditions or who are taking medications that weakened the immune system may NOT be fully protected even if fully vaccinated. Talk to your healthcare provider if you have concerns.

If you test positive for COVID-19, stay home and let close contacts know. A close contact is someone you were within 6 feet of for at least 15 minutes during the infectious period.