March 08, 2021
Vaccines are becoming more readily available in our area. Records show these vaccination rates in Texas so far: In Harris County, 9.5% of the population has been fully vaccinated; Fort Bend Co, 15%. I've been fortunate to be in the fully vaccinated group and helped others register for their vaccines.
Those of us who have been extra cautious in regards for others' welfare are finally seeing the rays of hope for extended families and close friends to safely gather once again, as the CDC released its first interim guidelines today for fully vaccinated people.
Fully vaccinated for COVID-19 means ≥2 weeks after receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or ≥2 weeks after receipt of a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen)
High risk conditions include these people: older adults, pregnant women, and those with conditions such as obesity, smoking, diabetes, heart conditions, COPD, and cancer
This summarizes the chart below:
Anyone who has symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should isolate and get tested.
In gray areas, err on the side of caution and maintain masking and social distancing, and preferably meeting outdoors or in well-ventilated areas. Continue to take precautions when in public.
Travel requirements remain the same from 2/16/2021.
Stay tuned for additional updates as new guidelines are released.