CDC releases new guidelines for people who had COVID vaccinations

Posted by Merry, Volunteer Mentor @merpreb, Mar 8, 2021

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?

Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Post-COVID Recovery & COVID-19 group.

@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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I am 73 years old and had a covid hospitalization in January! I had Convalescent Plasma Jan. 22nd. I was told to get vaccine after April 22nd! It would have the best efface after that date! Anybody else waiting the 90 days? By the way anybody have as many residual effect from covid?

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@theboss

I am 73 years old and had a covid hospitalization in January! I had Convalescent Plasma Jan. 22nd. I was told to get vaccine after April 22nd! It would have the best efface after that date! Anybody else waiting the 90 days? By the way anybody have as many residual effect from covid?

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Hi @theboss, welcome to COVID group on Mayo Clinic Connect. In this video Dr. Bradley also shares that waiting 90 days to get the vaccine is recommended after having had COVID.

Long-term effects do happen for some people, not everyone. What residual effects are you experiencing?

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@colleenyoung

Hi @theboss, welcome to COVID group on Mayo Clinic Connect. In this video Dr. Bradley also shares that waiting 90 days to get the vaccine is recommended after having had COVID.

Long-term effects do happen for some people, not everyone. What residual effects are you experiencing?

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Coughing with clear fluid coming up, fatigue, muscle pain! i had covid pneumonia, blood clots in both legs and lungs! I will go April for Chest x-ray and visit a pulmonologist in May! hoping for good things in the future! I am impatient I guess!

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@theboss

Coughing with clear fluid coming up, fatigue, muscle pain! i had covid pneumonia, blood clots in both legs and lungs! I will go April for Chest x-ray and visit a pulmonologist in May! hoping for good things in the future! I am impatient I guess!

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It is hard to be patient. Luckily doctors are learning more and more about post-COVID symptoms and working hard to understand the long-term effects and how to manage them. You may wish to follow the Post-COVID Recovery expert blog here on Mayo Clinic Connect to read the latest research, videos and more from Mayo clinicians dedicated to post-COVID recovery

– Post-COVID Recovery blog https://connect.mayoclinic.org/blog/post-covid-recovery/

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