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Received Two Doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine? You Can Skip Quarantine

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Those who have received two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine no longer need to quarantine if they come in contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The second dose of the vaccine must have been administered 2 weeks before the exposure.

However—as it remains uncertain how long immunity is conferred by the vaccines—individuals who were inoculated more than 3 months should still quarantine in light of a COVID-19 exposure. The CDC also asserts that mask wearing, social distancing, and handwashing remain important as the novel coronavirus can live within vaccinated individuals who may then in advertently pass it on. Click here to read more.

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