When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated
People are 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
If it has been less than 2 weeks since your shot, or if you still need to get your second dose, you are NOT fully protected. Keep taking all prevention steps until you are fully vaccinated.
The CDC issued new guidance today for individuals who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. You can read those guidelines at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html
COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what is known 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.
We’re still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. After you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions in public places like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces until we know more.
CLICK HERE or visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html to learn more about what's changed and what hasn't changed if you've been fully vaccinated.