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CDC: Fully vaccinated people do not need to quarantine after COVID-19 exposure

Doctors on Long Island say even if you're vaccinated you need to be cautious.

News 12 Staff

Feb 11, 2021, 11:34 AM

Updated 1,252 days ago

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The CDC has released new quarantine guidelines for people fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
According to the CDC, those vaccinated do not need to quarantine if they are exposed to someone infected with the virus.
The new guidelines only apply to people who are fully vaccinated, and it has been at least two weeks since their final dose, they are within three months of receiving their final dose, and they have remained asymptomatic since their COVID-19 exposure.
Doctors on Long Island say even if you're vaccinated you need to be cautious.
"It does give them a freer pass to move around freely, but we also know that even if you've been vaccinated, you can still get infected and have it in your upper respiratory airway, it just means that your body has the anti-body to fight it off, but you can still be attacked by the virus, it just means you may not get sick. So you still have to be careful and we still need to be wearing masks," says Dr. Peter Michaelos.
CEO of vaccine-maker Johnson & Johnson is now suggesting COVID-19 variants may mean an annual shot will be needed for years to come.


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