We aren’t interested in your attitude towards vaccination: each mature individual has a head on his or her shoulders, has the Internet, and can find any information online. However, some questions aren’t more difficult to answer. Vaccination and everything directly related to it belongs to such questions, and it’s not surprising because it’s impossible to ignore the discussions about vaccination at the current status. Even though many people know how vaccines work and what they do, modern society is divided into two camps. One group of people supports governments who provide vaccines to people, whereas another one tries to counter this anti-COVID-19 measure.
But the fact is all people are worried about the start of a new strict quarantine. Its chances are rather high due to the new COVID-19 Delta variant. This strain is spreading rapidly across the USA, Russia, and many other countries. People who are fully vaccinated think they are protected from the new quarantine; however, everything isn’t as smooth. Scientists are working on developing vaccines, and also they study the effect of vaccines as preventive measures. The number of people who decided to write a dissertation this or that year has enormously increased. Scientific papers are a valuable source of useful information, but we understand that people don’t want to spend time reading huge volumes of information and discovering the data they need. That’s why we decided to do the work for you and present a finished product for you.
Let’s learn how fully vaccinated people should behave and what quarantine measures mean for them.
Who is considered COVID-19-19 vaccinated?
The rules of vaccination in different countries are almost the same, with minor reservations. For example, if you got two doses of vaccines like AstraZeneca, Pfizer, or Moderna, and it has been two weeks since you got the last one, you belong to fully vaccinated individuals. It’s the same thing with single-component vaccines like Johnson & Johnson’s. The WHO stresses the importance of this two-week period for developing immunity; that’s why it recommends vaccinated people stick to preventive measures during this time.
Moreover, much depends on the vaccine you get. Check the list of approved and tested vaccines on the WHO official website and avoid getting unknown medication.
Quarantine measures and vaccination: how do they relate?
Scientists are still studying the effectiveness of vaccines on virus spreading. The research done is enough to state that they help reduce COVID-19 morbidity. However, the research on the impact on people with weak immune systems and concurrent illnesses is still being conducted. Vaccinated individuals don’t consider it necessary to check at least the summaries of the studies to understand how vaccines work. No wonder they think that injections guarantee they won’t get COVID-19 and can fully ignore quarantine measures. Not all of these statements are true.
Masks are unnecessary around vaccinated people
If you are walking outdoors, you don’t have to wear a mask. Spending time with your friends who got their vaccines more than two weeks ago is also possible without a mask. Moreover, some cafes and restaurants let vaccinated people attend unmasked ( people who didn’t get vaccines and plan to dine at outdoor restaurants aren’t required to wear masks as well). However, if you travel by public transport and visit certain facilities, you can’t unmask, no matter whether you’re vaccinated or not.
Quarantine after exposure isn’t needed
People who travel abroad or just contact an infected individual must have a two-week quarantine. Vaccination can save you from this burden. But let’s don’t forget that all countries have different guidelines and recommendations, so you’d better check the Center for Disease Prevention and Control updates. Of course, if you notice any COVID-19 symptoms, you’d better stay at home and call a doctor. Many people got vaccinated just to travel safely and freely.
You still can transmit the virus
Scientists recommend practicing prevention because the amount of data on virus transmission by vaccinated individuals is not enough to allow unmasking. We all know that people who haven’t got vaccinated can spread the virus even if they have no symptoms. It’s just the same with vaccination that can’t protect you from becoming a transmitter of disease. We hope you understand it means you still can get ill. Although scientists and companies working on vaccines guarantee 90% protection from infection, we don’t advise you to rely on it. People need to be more conscious about COVID-19.
Will quarantine accompany us forever?
Humanity should understand one important thing — COVID-19 is the new normality. We may struggle to work on new preventive measures, close borders, and isolate each other, but this disease won’t disappear. Of course, we won’t be guaranteed all the time and will return to normal lives soon; however, washing hands regularly and wearing masks in public places is a duty of each individual caring about the society.