When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated

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When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. If you have been fully vaccinated, you can start doing some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.


What does fully vaccinated mean?

People are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or
  • 2 weeks after a single Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

If you’ve been fully vaccinated, you can:

  • Gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask.
  • Gather indoors with unvaccinated people from one other household without masks. Unless any of those people or anyone they live with is at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

In public, you still need to: 

  • Wear a mask
  • Stay at least 6 feet apart from others
  • And avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.