Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People

The COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States are safe and highly effective. A growing body of evidence suggests that fully vaccinated people are less likely to have asymptomatic infection and potentially less likely to transmit COVID-19 to others. 

How long vaccine protection lasts and how much vaccines protect against COVID-19 variants are still under investigation. Until more is known and more people are vaccinated, we must all continue to take precautions, regardless of vaccination status.

Learn more about recommendations for fully vaccinated people:

For information on making a vaccination appointment, go to our Get Vaccinated page.

Once You're Fully Vaccinated . . .

You Can:

You Should:

Spend time with other fully-vaccinated people, even indoors, without wearing masks or physical distancingTake precautions in public, including wearing a well-fitted mask and physical distancing
Spend time indoors without masks or physical distancing with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 diseaseGet tested and isolate if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
Travel domestically without a pre- or post-travel test and without quarantining after travelAvoid crowds indoors, especially when mixing with others who are not fully vaccinated
Travel internationally without a pre-travel test (depending on destination) and without quarantining after travelAvoid being indoors, without a mask, with people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19