The CDC announced today some new public health recommendations as we progress with COVID – including fully vaccinated people do not need to wear face masks indoors or outdoors in most settings
- There are a handful of instances where people will still need to wear masks even if they’ve had their final vaccine dose two or more weeks ago.
- Masks will still be required in health-care settings, at businesses that mandate them or on public transportation.
The new CDC guidance Thursday marks a turning point in the pandemic and is likely to encourage more Americans, especially those still hesitant about receiving the shots, to get vaccinated, health experts say.
U.S. health officials stressed that the Covid vaccines are highly effective, pointing to several studies, including one out of Israel that found the Pfizer-BioNTech shot was 97% successful in preventing symptomatic infections in fully vaccinated people.
Ms. Jenn Landers | Patient Advocate Alliance LLC Edited by Dr. Justin Groode