The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a new guidance for those who receive the COVID-19 vaccine, which includes tips on what people need to do after they get it.
- The vaccine has slowly begun to roll out across the country to front-line workers. The CDC’s guidance paints a picture of what people should do now that they’ve received the vaccine, and gives an idea to those who will get the vaccine later about what they can do.
The 7 tips for what’s next
The CDC said in its new guidance — which was primarily meant to assure those with underlying conditions that they can take the vaccine — that there are still guidelines to follow after you get the vaccines. Here’s the rundown.
- Wear a mask.
- Stay 6 feet away from others.
- Avoid large crowds of people.
- Wash hands with soap and water, and use hand sanitizer to keep hands clean.
- Follow all CDC travel guidelines.
- Follow quarantine guidelines if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19.
- Follow any workplace rules that might limit you from returning.
Wait, so life isn’t normal?
Nope. The CDC suggested more research needed to be done before full normality returns.
- “Until experts learn more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide under real-life conditions, people who decide to get vaccinated should continue to follow all current guidance to protect themselves against COVID-19 after they are vaccinated.”