Reports by the Centres for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) indicates that COVID-19 vaccines are very effective at protecting people against severe disease and deaths from variants of the virus that causes coronavirus.
According to CDC, the vaccines offer protection to an extent from the circulating coronavirus variants, including the new delta variant. Even if a vaccinated person catches a variant, the vaccine is likely to protect him or her from a serious case of COVID-19.
Although if you are fully vaccinated you can resume many activities that you did before the pandemic, however, It is expedient to observe certain post vaccination guidelines in order to protect yourself from contracting the highly contagious delta variant and possibly spreading it to other people in your neighbourhood and community at large.
Below are some of the guildelines recommended by CDC one can observe after full vaccination:
• Always wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission
• In areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.
• People who have a condition or are taking medications that weaken their immune system may not be fully protected even if they are fully vaccinated. They should continue to take all precautions recommended for unvaccinated people, including wearing a well-fitted mask, until advised otherwise by their healthcare provider.
• Keep watching out for signs and symptoms of COVID-19, especially if you’ve been around someone who is sick. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, get tested and stay away from others