The American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the things that are allowed for people who have been fully vaccinated for the emerging corona virus "Covid-19", so what are the most important things that they can do?

The American Centers said that this is the first set of public health recommendations for people who have been fully vaccinated, and these guidelines will be updated and expanded based on the level of community spread of the emerging corona virus - its scientific name "SARS-cov-2" - and the percentage of Fully vaccinated population, and rapidly developing knowledge about Corona vaccines.

Who is a fully vaccinated person?

The centers said that for the purposes of these guidelines, "fully vaccinated people" are considered against COVID-19 in the following cases:

  • Two weeks after they received the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

  • Two weeks after they received the second dose of Moderna

  • Two weeks after they received a single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine

The following recommendations apply to non-healthcare settings.

Fully vaccinated people can:

  • Visiting other people who have been fully vaccinated indoors (i.e. indoors: homes, apartments, rooms ...) without wearing masks or maintaining physical distances.

  • Visit with unvaccinated people from the same household who are at low risk of severe COVID-19 disease, indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing.

  • A fully vaccinated person if exposed to the Coronavirus (for example mixed with a person with confirmed infection) does not have to be quarantined, provided that he has no symptoms.

  • The following graphic shows 9 of the most prominent symptoms of Corona virus.

    To see a detailed list of symptoms of infection, click on this link.

    In contrast, the American Centers said that at present, fully vaccinated people must continue to:

  • Take precautions in public places, such as wearing a well-fitted mask, and maintaining social distancing and physical distance.

  • Adhere to other prevention measures when visiting unvaccinated people who are at increased risk of developing severe COVID-19 disease or who have an unvaccinated individual at high risk of developing severe COVID-19.

  • Wearing masks, keeping distance, and practicing other precautions when visiting with non-vaccinated people from multiple families (meaning different families, not from the same family).

  •  Avoid medium and large gatherings.

  • Get tested if he has symptoms of COVID-19.

  • Follow the guidelines issued by individual employers.

  •  Follow the special travel requirements and recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Department.

  • Examples of new standards:

    • Fully vaccinated grandparents can visit the home with their healthy, unvaccinated daughter and healthy children without wearing masks or physical spaces, provided that none of the unvaccinated family members is at risk of contracting severe Covid-19 disease.

    • If the fully vaccinated grandparents visit their unvaccinated daughter, her children, and the daughter's neighbors who are unvaccinated, the visit should take place in the open air, wearing appropriate masks, while maintaining a physical distance of at least 6 feet (a foot equals about 30 centimeters), and this is due to the danger that It is formed by the two families who are not immune to each other.

    • If a fully vaccinated individual visits an unvaccinated 70-year-old friend and is therefore at risk of severe Covid-19 disease, the visit should take place outdoors, wear appropriate masks, and maintain a spacing of at least 6 feet.

    The following graphic shows the calendar of a Corona patient, that is, what happens to him from the first day of infection until recovery, and when it becomes non-contagious.

    To know more details about the course of the disease, click on this link.

    The American Centers did not amend its recommendations regarding not attending large gatherings, and it recommends against traveling internally or abroad.

    Scientists are now confident that the licensed vaccines protect individuals from developing dangerous symptoms and from death.

    There is also increasing evidence that these vaccines prevent infection, but it is likely not at the same rate that they protect against infection, but confirmation of this theory requires further research, according to what was reported by the French Press Agency.

    A table comparing the currently existing Corona vaccines in terms of price, effectiveness, doses and storage temperature (Al-Jazeera)

    What vaccines did the American centers' recommendations talk about?

    Pfizer-Biontech vaccine

    Developed by the US company Pfizer and its partner, BioNTech, Germany, it works on messenger RNA, or MRNA, a molecule that tells our cells what to make.

    This vaccine is injected into the body, and it introduces this molecule that controls a mechanism for making a specific antigen for the "spike" Corona virus, which is a very distinctive tip that is present on its surface and allows it to adhere to human cells to penetrate, and this spike will then be discovered by the device The immune system will produce the antibodies, and these antibodies will remain for a certain period of time.

    The vaccine is given in two doses, separated by a period of 21 days.

    Moderna Vaccine

    This vaccine was developed by the American company Moderna, and the Moderna vaccine uses the same "messenger RNA" technology that the "Pfizer-Biontech" vaccine uses, and the vaccine is given in two doses separated by 28 days, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

    Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

    The vaccine was developed by the American company, "The Johnson & Johnson", and is based on a modified adenovirus - a common virus that causes symptoms similar to colds - designed to transfer parts of the genetic material from the "spike" protein found in the Corona virus. The vaccine is given in a single dose.