The CDC considers folks fully vaccinated 2 weeks after receiving your final dose of the Covid -19 Vaccine.
For the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, this is 2 weeks after your second dose in a 2 does series
For the Johnson & Johnson vaccines, this is 2 weeks after a single dose vaccine
According to the CDC, if it has been less than 2 weeks since your last vaccine or you still need the second dose, you are not considered fully protected. Click here for more information on the vaccine timeframes and protocol.
Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People
Fully vaccinated people can:
Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
Visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
Refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic
For now, fully vaccinated people should continue to:
Continue to take precautions by wearing a well-fitted mask and physical distancing while in public, at the grocery store, and out in the community
Be sure to wear masks, practice physical distancing, and adhere to other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people who are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease.
Avoid medium- and large-sized in-person gatherings
Continue to get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
Follow UNC’s COVID -19 Community Standards
Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations
*This is the CDC first iteration of the public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people, keep an eye on the guidelines as they continue to expand here.