CDC: Fully vaccinated people don't need to quarantine if exposed to Covid


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Via:  perrie-halpern  •  2 weeks ago  •  8 comments

By:   Sara G. Miller

CDC: Fully vaccinated people don't need to quarantine if exposed to Covid
Do you have to quarantine if you're vaccinated? Fully vaccinated people don't need to quarantine in the first three months after getting the Covid-19 vaccine, the CDC says.

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People who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 do not need to quarantine if they are exposed to the coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday in updated guidance on its website.

Quarantine is typically recommended for healthy people who have been exposed to the virus. During quarantine, people are asked to isolate from others for one to two weeks to see whether they develop symptoms of Covid-19. By not exposing others, quarantining can help stop the spread of the disease.

In the updated guidance, the CDC said such quarantining is not necessary for fully vaccinated people within three months of having received their last doses as long as they do not develop any symptoms. "Fully vaccinated" means that at least two weeks have passed since a person has received the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccine.


Other recommendations remain in place for fully vaccinated people. They include wearing masks, social distancing and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.

The guidance says the risk that fully vaccinated people could spread the coronavirus, to others is "still uncertain." However, "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.

The CDC already recommends that people who have had Covid-19 and recovered do not need to quarantine for 90 days after the illness, if newly exposed to someone who is infected; the new guidance for vaccinated people aligns with the earlier recommendations.

A spokesperson for the CDC declined to comment about the updated guidance.

The guidance "makes sense," said Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and co-director of the Center for Vaccine Development at Texas Children's Hospital, although he said he was curious about what evidence the CDC was using.

Early data from AstraZeneca and Moderna's Phase 3 clinical trials have suggested that vaccines may slow transmission of the virus, although more work is needed to confirm the findings.

Saskia Popescu, an epidemiologist and infection preventionist at George Mason University in Virginia, said the new guidance "reiterates that there is confidence in protection for those 90 days following vaccination, which is similar to the robust immunity after infection."

Guidance "will likely evolve as we get a better understanding of vaccine-derived immunity," particularly for those outside the three-month post-vaccination period, Popescu said.

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
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1  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.    2 weeks ago

Now if there was enough vaccine for both my parents that might be helpful. 

Vic Eldred
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2  Vic Eldred    2 weeks ago

Good News!

pat wilson
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3  pat wilson    2 weeks ago

Fully vaccinated people don't need to quarantine in the first three months after getting the Covid-19 vaccine,

So what happens after the first three months ?

pat wilson
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3.1  pat wilson  replied to  pat wilson @3    2 weeks ago

Anybody ?

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3.1.1  Snuffy  replied to  pat wilson @3.1    2 weeks ago

I think the problem here is that they just don't yet know.  This is a new virus and there are still many pieces that we just don't know. They don't know how much more the mutations will push to change the virus and if the current antibodies will be sufficient against new strains or if we will need annual booster shots similar to the annual flu shots now.  They don't know how long the protection from the rDNA vaccines will last as it's new technology and there has not been the long-term testing to verify any of this.  

So many unknowns that they are going with only the first three months.  For as many times as the guidance from the CDC has changed over the past year, this type of guidance from them is actually kind of expected as we can expect changes down the road.

Senior Quiet
3.1.2  gooseisgone  replied to  pat wilson @3.1    2 weeks ago
Anybody ?

Blame Trump, that has been the mantra for the past year. 

pat wilson
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3.1.3  pat wilson  replied to  Snuffy @3.1.1    2 weeks ago

Thank you.

dennis smith
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3.1.4  dennis smith  replied to  gooseisgone @3.1.2    2 weeks ago

For the next four years Biden will be held responsible just as Trump was when things did not go according to plans.  What is good for the goose is good for the gander.


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