Some people have been vaccinated against the coronavirus. But the risks associated with spending time with others outside your family have not been completely eliminated.
“The hard part is, right now, I think we all still have to be vigilant in everything we do, whether we get the vaccine or not,” said Dr. Eda Stewart, family physician at Cooperative Health in Columbia South. Says Carolina and president of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
“It will make a difference if you get vaccinated, especially if you have family members who have been vaccinated and you can all reunite in other ways,” Stewart said. Slightly different But everyone must still follow the public health measures recommended by (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) “
But there are exceptions For example, if you have been fully vaccinated and visited an unvaccinated person and are at high risk of serious disease or death from the coronavirus, you should wear a mask and practice spacing. Of the body
Also, avoid attending medium or large gatherings where you may not know everyone’s vaccination status. If you are vaccinated But have children who are not vaccinated, please note that “We have to be careful around them,” Stewart said. “Wash your hands, wear masks.”
Create a way to help your child remember how to be safe. “It’s a reminder that beyond 6 feet,” says Regina Davis Moss, director of health policy and practice at the American Public Health Association.
Tips for adults, grandparents, and unvaccinated children
For unvaccinated people who want to visit an unvaccinated extended family, virtual reunion is still the best. However, if you are not vaccinated and choose to visit an unvaccinated family, everyone should be outdoors, wear a mask, and at least 6 feet apart.
“May avoid eating food inside This applies to immunized people who visit unvaccinated people who are at a higher risk of serious illness or death from the coronavirus and with unvaccinated people. People who are not generally vaccinated
Grandparents who want to see unvaccinated grandchildren from different households “You should watch grandchildren separately or do all outdoor activities” to reduce your risk Said Lee Na Wen, a CNN medical analyst with an emergency physician and professor of health policy and management at George Washington University of Milken Institute School of Public Health. “It shouldn’t be mixed in the house.”