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Dr. Fauci Says You CAN Do This After COVID Vaccine

Good news for those who have gotten their jabs.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the President and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, spoke with Rich Eisen for the latest episode of his podcast, Just Getting Started, to say what you can do after you get vaccinated. "The CDC has come out with the first installment of recommendations and guidelines, what fully vaccinated people can do," said Dr. Fauci. "And over the coming weeks and months, they will be coming up with more and more guidelines." Read on to see what you can do, according to Dr. Fauci—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Signs Your Illness is Actually Coronavirus in Disguise.

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Dr. Fauci Says a Few Vaccinated People at Home Can "Do Whatever You Want" 

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"The first thing is that a few fully vaccinated people in the setting of the home can now clearly interact without masks, can have physical contact, can hug, do whatever you want to do," said Dr. Fauci. 

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Dr. Fauci Said a Vaccinated Person and an Unvaccinated Person with No Underlying Conditions Can Do Whatever They Want at Home

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What if someone is vaccinated but their roommate is not? "Even if you have a person who is not vaccinated in the home setting with vaccinated people—so long as that unvaccinated person doesn't have an underlying condition that would put them at risk for a severe outcome, then you could interact together without masks. You could have physical contact," said Dr. Fauci.

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Dr. Fauci Said Vaccinated Grandparents Can Visit Their Grandchildren if the Kids are Healthy

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"What about a grandma who gets vaccinated? Can she visit her daughter and her granddaughter who have not been vaccinated?" asked Eisen. "The answer is absolutely yes," answered Dr. Fauci. "So long as the daughter and the granddaughter do not have an underlying condition that if they wind up getting infected, that they could get a serious outcome. In other words, are they normal, healthy people?"

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What About Going Out to Eat After Vaccination?

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"For example, the reason you don't hear me saying, well, you can go out and go in any restaurant you want and do indoor dining and things like that, because that's going to depend on the level of infection in the community. If the level of infection, the community is very low, you can be much more flexible on the kinds of things you can do," said Fauci. "But right now, just yesterday, there were over 50,000 new infections in the country. That's a very high baseline level of infection. So I think the combination of more people getting vaccinated and the level of infection on a daily basis, getting lower and lower will then make it much easier and safer for you."

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How About Travel? Work? Churches? 

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"The questions that need to be addressed now that the CDC is trying to gain enough data to make a scientifically based recommendation is what can fully vaccinated people do with travel with the workplace, with houses of worship," said Dr. Fauci. "I think until they come out with guidelines, we would need to use some common sense about what risk we're willing to take." Until then, follow Fauci's advice, and get vaccinated when it becomes available to you, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don't visit any of these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.