Vaccine supply and distribution continue to increase. That means more people have been or are in the process of getting vaccinated. Many are wondering what changes after they're fully vaccinated - what should they do and not do?
The COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective, which is good for preventing disease and severe illness. However, it still remains unclear if those vaccinated can transmit the disease to those who are not vaccinated. In addition, we are still learning how effective the vaccine is against variants of the virus. It's important to keep up with the preventive measures we have all been practicing during the pandemic. Getting vaccinated doesn’t yet mean a return to pre-pandemic ways.
For those who have been fully vaccinated, there are some things you can do more safely. The CDC has come out with guidance for things people can do if they are fully vaccinated. This should change/evolve as more people continue to get vaccinated.