Only those who have received the vaccine between two weeks and three months prior to COVID-19 contact will be released from quarantine.
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Who have put the two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine (both Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna) will not have to be quarantined in case they have been in contact with a person infected with the virus, according to the network of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, for its acronym in English).
“Fully vaccinated people who meet the criteria will no longer have to be quarantined after exposure to someone with COVID-19“Exposes the federal agency in an update of its website.
“People vaccinated with exposure to someone who may have COVID-19 or who has tested positive do not have to quarantine if they meet all of the following criteria,” the CDC added.
Which are the requirements
They can only “skip” the quarantine Who:
- Are fully vaccinated (that is, have been the two doses of the vaccine).
- Have received the second dose between two weeks and three months before potential COVID-19 contact. It may take two weeks for the vaccine to be fully effective, but it may lose effectiveness three months after the last injection.
- Have no symptoms of COVID-19.
“This recommendation that people with immunity derived from the vaccine not quarantine aligns with the quarantine recommendations for those with natural immunity, making implementation easier,” the CDC said.