Dr. Anthony Fauci recently said those who have been fully vaccinated do not need to get a COVID-19 test unless they’re showing symptoms.

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Fauci told “CBS This Morning” Friday morning that fully vaccinated persons won’t need a COVID-19 test if they’re not showing symptoms.

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  • They will need a test once they show symptoms, though, he said.
  • Fauci was asked whether vaccinated people need to get COVID-19 tests. He said: “Not necessarily. In fact, I wouldn’t say that that’s something that you should do.”
  • “If you’ve been fully vaccinated with two doses of the mRNA or one dose of the J&J, I would not be considering, unless you develop symptoms that were suggestive, but not if you’re without symptoms,” he said, according to CNN.


In February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said people who had been fully vaccinated don’t need to quarantine after being exposed to the virus, either, which I wrote about for the Deseret News.

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Those who have been exposed to the coronavirus but haven’t received the COVID-19 vaccine should still quarantine, though, as I wrote for the Deseret News.

  • ”Vaccination has been demonstrated to prevent symptomatic COVID-19; symptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission is thought to have a greater role in transmission than purely asymptomatic transmission,” according to the CDC.