CDC releases new guidelines for people who had COVID vaccinations

Posted by Merry, Volunteer Mentor @merpreb, Mar 8 10:38am

Hi everyone- I just received announcements of CDC’s new guidelines for people who have had vaccinations.

When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated: How to Protect Yourself and Others

Below is just a summary of these guidelines.

The CDC defines people who are fully vaccinated as those who are two weeks past their second dose of the Moderna and Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine or two weeks past a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. People who are vaccinated are protected and there is growing evidence that they don’t spread Covid-19, but scientists are still trying to understand how long vaccine protection lasts. “The level of precautions taken should be determined by the characteristics of the unvaccinated people, who remain unprotected against Covid-19,” the guidelines said.

The CDC says fully vaccinated people can:

  • Visit other vaccinated people indoors without masks or physical distancing.
  • Visit indoors with unvaccinated people from a single household without masks or physical distancing if the unvaccinated people are at low risk for severe disease.
  • Skip quarantine and testing if exposed to someone who has Covid-19 but is asymptomatic.

My first vaccine is next Sunday. How many of you are still waiting for your first one?

@ess77

@peach414144 Oh, peach….congratulations! You're taking control of your covid life! It's quite a journey, isn't it? I pray you will have a good experience with the vaccine….my son is getting his vaccine this Thursday, April 1st!!! Not being superstitious….I'll be thinking of you and stay in touch. Let us know how you do. Blessings to you. elizabeth

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Thank you again. This might not be the correct place too bring this up but: Why are the doctors not addressing the issues of bladder cancer? My pain is real. My opinion is because of my advanced age. And no one wants to go through a cystectomy. Still, an explanation is needed as I suffer with another and more difficult pain. This makes the patient doubt oneself and brings on a depression with the added pains. Not a mentally healthy way to go. (This condition has brought on Sepsis which I have fought off but still have the pain). There is much more about this. At least some sort of an explanation.

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@peach414144

Thank you again. This might not be the correct place too bring this up but: Why are the doctors not addressing the issues of bladder cancer? My pain is real. My opinion is because of my advanced age. And no one wants to go through a cystectomy. Still, an explanation is needed as I suffer with another and more difficult pain. This makes the patient doubt oneself and brings on a depression with the added pains. Not a mentally healthy way to go. (This condition has brought on Sepsis which I have fought off but still have the pain). There is much more about this. At least some sort of an explanation.

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It is probably not the right place, but I wanted to respond anyway. My husband, who has not been a smoker, came down with bladder cancer. We have no idea why. He had a tumor removed. Thankfully, that was all that was necessary at the time. No chemo. He was age 64 at the time. However, he had to get the scopes every four months, Tehran every six months.

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@emily75

It is probably not the right place, but I wanted to respond anyway. My husband, who has not been a smoker, came down with bladder cancer. We have no idea why. He had a tumor removed. Thankfully, that was all that was necessary at the time. No chemo. He was age 64 at the time. However, he had to get the scopes every four months, Tehran every six months.

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Check out this group on Connect. You will find others to talk to: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/kidney-conditions/

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@emily75

It is probably not the right place, but I wanted to respond anyway. My husband, who has not been a smoker, came down with bladder cancer. We have no idea why. He had a tumor removed. Thankfully, that was all that was necessary at the time. No chemo. He was age 64 at the time. However, he had to get the scopes every four months, Tehran every six months.

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Hi @emily75, you can connect with others talking about Bladder Cancer in the Cancer group here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/cancer/

Here are a few discussions you can join (or start new discussion).
– Stage 1 Bladder Cancer/Gemcitabine https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/stage-1-bladder-cancergemcitabine/
– BCG For Bladder Cancer: Anyone got experience to share? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/bcg-for-bladder-cancer/
– Anyone dealing with ckd and bladder cancer. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/anyone-dealing-with-ckd-and-bladder-cancer/

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@peach414144

Thank you again. This might not be the correct place too bring this up but: Why are the doctors not addressing the issues of bladder cancer? My pain is real. My opinion is because of my advanced age. And no one wants to go through a cystectomy. Still, an explanation is needed as I suffer with another and more difficult pain. This makes the patient doubt oneself and brings on a depression with the added pains. Not a mentally healthy way to go. (This condition has brought on Sepsis which I have fought off but still have the pain). There is much more about this. At least some sort of an explanation.

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@peach414144, am I understanding correctly that it is suspected that you may have bladder cancer? If you wish to speak with others who have had bladder cancer, please join the discussions in the Cancer Group here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/cancer/

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@jeffdavis0617

I have a question for you. I received my second dose of Moderna on February 9th. I just had a blood draw for antibodies. The results showed "Nonreactive". I am still waiting to speak with the doctor to find out for sure, but my guess is I have no antibodies. I am a Kidney Transplant patient (Nov. 2006) and am immunosuppressed. Would it be safe to go visit my grandkids? Thank you.

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I would definitely speak to your doctor about this.

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@emily75

It is probably not the right place, but I wanted to respond anyway. My husband, who has not been a smoker, came down with bladder cancer. We have no idea why. He had a tumor removed. Thankfully, that was all that was necessary at the time. No chemo. He was age 64 at the time. However, he had to get the scopes every four months, Tehran every six months.

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Dear Merry and for the rest of the world: To me the cystoscope is in the realm of sadism. We go to the moon and Mars but still continue to use a cystoscope. Why do we not address the important issues within the health field? I see deliberate withdrawal of expanding our knowledge for the benefit of patients world wide. What can be holding us back? This hold back is not just for funding. So what can it be for? I think control. Love to you and your husband. Peach

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@peach414144

Dear Merry and for the rest of the world: To me the cystoscope is in the realm of sadism. We go to the moon and Mars but still continue to use a cystoscope. Why do we not address the important issues within the health field? I see deliberate withdrawal of expanding our knowledge for the benefit of patients world wide. What can be holding us back? This hold back is not just for funding. So what can it be for? I think control. Love to you and your husband. Peach

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@peach414144– I know what you mean, but for a woman, it's nothing like what a man feels. What issues are you referring to about issues that are not being addressed that you find are very important? Is this referring to COVID, because this is the COVID Group? We could get into this further in the Just want to talk group.
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/other/

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@merpreb

@peach414144– I know what you mean, but for a woman, it's nothing like what a man feels. What issues are you referring to about issues that are not being addressed that you find are very important? Is this referring to COVID, because this is the COVID Group? We could get into this further in the Just want to talk group.
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/other/

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Yes, you are correct that it is much more painful for a man than the woman. There is as you know the chance of the scope doing harm. This 83 year old has had sepsis twice within the last four years because of the bladder problems. The pain and other symptoms never stop. Sleeping is a huge problem. The urologists in my area will only take urine tests or use the cystoscopes. There is a urine culture test that can be used for diagnosing and could be done before a cystoscope exam. So why do the doctors not acknowledge this? The doctors here will not sit down with the patient and explain the reason for the exam, etc. I have had the cystoscope exam and am in full knowledge of it's pain. Why a second time? I thank you for your time and do care for your husband.

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@peach414144

Yes, you are correct that it is much more painful for a man than the woman. There is as you know the chance of the scope doing harm. This 83 year old has had sepsis twice within the last four years because of the bladder problems. The pain and other symptoms never stop. Sleeping is a huge problem. The urologists in my area will only take urine tests or use the cystoscopes. There is a urine culture test that can be used for diagnosing and could be done before a cystoscope exam. So why do the doctors not acknowledge this? The doctors here will not sit down with the patient and explain the reason for the exam, etc. I have had the cystoscope exam and am in full knowledge of it's pain. Why a second time? I thank you for your time and do care for your husband.

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Peach- Perhaps you need a second opinion? I think that cultures are very inportant. Perhaps a gynecologist is a better choice?

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@merpreb

Peach- Perhaps you need a second opinion? I think that cultures are very inportant. Perhaps a gynecologist is a better choice?

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Been there. No problems with GYN. and am told go back to the urologist. Which I have done many times. Now I am seeing an infectious disease doctor who will do the urine test. What is the problem with the urologists?

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@peach414144

Been there. No problems with GYN. and am told go back to the urologist. Which I have done many times. Now I am seeing an infectious disease doctor who will do the urine test. What is the problem with the urologists?

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I'd like to bring this discussion back to Safety Guidelines for People Who have been Vaccinated for COVID-19.

@peach414144, I invite you to join me in this discussion about cystoscopy and testing for possible bladder cancer.
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/almost-pure-blood-and-blood-clots-in-urine/?pg=2#comment-475767

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