“I am fully vaccinated, now what?”

Across the country, about 99.5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. That translates to about 30 doses per one hundred people. 

The data for Delaware tells us that of those that are fully vaccinated; 3% are Asian, 9% are Black, 3% are Hispanic and  73% are White. Delaware will be hosting is first events using the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine this weekend. The J&J events will provide vaccines to about 5,000 people at Seaford High School on Saturday and the Division of Motor Vehicles in Delaware City on Sunday. 

The Center for Disease and Control (CDC) provided us with new updates yesterday for those who are fully vaccinated. People are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 at least 2 weeks after they have received a second dose in the two-dose series of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one dose in the single-dose Johnson &Johnson series. 

If you have been fully vaccinated:

  • You can gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask.
  • You can gather indoors with unvaccinated people from one other household (for example, visiting with relatives who all live together) without masks, unless any of those people or anyone they live with has an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
  • If you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms. However, if you live in a group setting (like a correctional or detention facility or group home) and are around someone who has COVID-19, you should still stay away from others for 14 days and get tested, even if you don’t have symptoms.
The CDC still advises that you take the necessary steps to protect yourself and others by wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. You should continue to avoid mid-large size gatherings and avoid domestic and international travel.

Advanced Family Care continues to host vaccination events on most Sundays. Follow our social media platforms for updates!

For information on COVID-19 in Delaware along with locations that are offering the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit: https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/vaccine/where-can-i-get-my-vaccine/