Fully vaccinated? Congratulations! You’ve taken an important step toward protecting yourself—and others—from COVID-19. Reminder: You’re considered “fully vaccinated” once it’s been two weeks since your second dose in a two-dose series (like the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines), or two weeks since you received a single-dose vaccine (such as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Once you reach that point, your body has had enough time to build up enough infection-fighting antibodies to ensure a robust immune response should you come in contact with the novel coronavirus.
But before you think about throwing a party, keep in mind that COVID-19 is still spreading, and the majority of Americans haven’t been vaccinated yet. That means it’s important to continue taking precautions—especially in public. To read the full story.