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"How new CDC Rules About Post-Vax Hangouts Affect you, Personally"

VICE interviewed Dr. Shira Shafir, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health associate professor of epidemiology and community health sciences, about the CDC’s new guidelines for post-vaccination activities 

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Earlier this week, the CDC released its first set of guidelines for the small (but steadily growing) population of people who’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As Shira Shafir, an associate professor of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, told VICE, this is, apparently, a pretty big move and a very good sign.

“The CDC is a very risk-averse organization,” Shafir said. “It’s a very big deal that they’ve released this guidance, and, as we vaccinate more people, we’ll get updated guidance.” 

The guidelines released thus far err firmly on the side of caution, and don’t necessarily change much for the fully vaxxed, if only because less than 10 percent of the US population has received the jab. But, as Shafir said, the guidelines are a sign that things are changing, and will continue to change even more, as the vaccine rollout continues.