More and more people are getting the COVID-19 vaccine, hoping to get one step closer to normalcy.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control confirmed that more than 72 million people, 21% of the population, have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine across the nation.
The Food and Drug Administration currently authorized three COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use, including Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson.
As more across the nation become eligible for the vaccine, you may be wondering when you will be fully vaccinated.
However, immunity to COVID-19 doesn’t just happen overnight, The Atlantic reported.
CDC guidelines confirm that people become fully vaccinated at least two weeks after the last case in the COVID-19 vaccine. This timeline often shows that most people are thought to have enough immunity to defend against the asymptomatic case of COVID-19.
Fully vaccinated people can gather indoors with those who are also fully vaccinated. They do not need to quarantine or be tested if they’re exposed to the coronavirus — as long as they don’t have symptoms. If they’re two weeks past their final shot, fully vaccinated people can visit indoors with unvaccinated members of a single household at low risk without wearing a mask or maintaining social distance.
However, people who are fully vaccinated must still take precautions in specific scenarios:
• Fully vaccinated people must continue to wear a mask and keep a physical distance around those who are not vaccinated or is at a higher risk for COVID-19.
• Fully vaccinated people must also wear a mask and keep a distance when around unvaccinated people from multiple households.