Now that the vaccine has been released and over a million people now vaccinated, what are the things that you can do now?
The following is a list created by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fully vaccinated individuals can now engage or do the following:
Indoors, without masks or social distancing, visit with other fully vaccinated individuals.
Indoors, without masks or social distancing, visit with unvaccinated people (including children) from a single household who are at low risk for serious COVID-19 disease.
Except in such crowded environments and locations, participate in outdoor sports and recreation without wearing a mask.
Resume domestic travel and minimize screening before or after travel, as well as self-quarantine.
Minimized screening before leaving the United States for international travel (unless the destination requires it) and refrain from self-quarantine until you've returned.
While the CDC has eased its guidelines for completely vaccinated people, it still recommends that both vaccinated and unvaccinated people wear masks indoors and at public gatherings.
The CDC recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals will continue to improve as more people are immunized against the virus or until more evidence is available to recommend improvements. Until then, all that have been fully vaccinated have a responsibility to help keep others healthy.
Two weeks after receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after receiving the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, everyone is considered completely vaccinated.
As of April 29, about 30% of the population is completely vaccinated, and about 43% of the population in the United States has received the first dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, according to the CDC vaccine tracker.
Also Read: Does Medicare pay for the COVID-19 Vaccine?
More investigation is recommended to see if people who have been vaccinated will still get infected, show no symptoms, and spread the virus to people who have not been vaccinated.
Much remains unclear. Being vigilant and cautious is probably the best course of action. Even those who have been completely vaccinated must keep an eye out for others. It's about securing others and our society, as well as preserving ourselves.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises against frequent travel before you are completely vaccinated. Every person must decide what is required for their own mental health and well-being.
The guidelines for those who have had COVID-19 but have not been completely vaccinated have not changed. Some immunologists believe that people who have recovered only need one vaccine dose. However, there isn't enough evidence to back this up.
The department has no recommendations for nursing homes. In-person visits are permitted in some cases, but only with ongoing preventive measures in place to avoid the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Medicare is covered only by home health care services prescribed by a physician and delivered by qualified nurses, although patients must meet strict eligibility criteria.
What is the easiest way to apply for Medicare? Well, you are in the right place! Most people were automatically enrolled and became eligible for Social Security when they turn to 65. We didn't need to apply for Medicare until President Reagan signed the legislation which raises the retirement age in 1983 and begins in 2003.
While eye care is a common need as we age, Medicare coverage is extremely restricted for most vision services. It is normally based on whether you encounter any medical problems that can impair your eyesight.
Many people believe that Medicare is free because, for much of their working life, you have paid into Medicare by taxes, but that assumption is not right.
Often, Medicare premiums come as a shock to new Medicare recipients. You may have noticed that the federal government has been deducting taxes for years from your paychecks. And yes, these deductions go into paying your future payments for Medicare Part A as well as your income checks from Social Security.