Dr. Jonathan Leizman Offers Business Insider Expert Advice on What you Can and Can’t Do Once Vaccinated
With all states now rolling out vaccines to the general public, most U.S. adults could be vaccinated by summer, if not sooner. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released basic guidelines for vaccinated Americans, but quite a few common scenarios have not been addressed. Dr. Jonathan Leizman, chief medical officer at Premise Health, offered Business Insider his expert advice on these common, yet confusing scenarios.
First, Leizman said it’s important to consider whether unvaccinated people in your household are vulnerable to severe COVID-19. If that’s the case, even the vaccinated person should continue to wear a mask indoors and ensure any gatherings with people outside the home are social distanced and outdoors.
“In instances where one member of a couple is unvaccinated and does not have risk factors for severe COVID-19, [the couple] may socialize indoors and without a mask with another adult who is fully vaccinated,” Leizman said.
When asked about large gatherings of fully vaccinated people, Leizman advised “the time for concerts, weddings, and other large-scale events will certainly come, and the risk of creating a superspreader event is certainly lower if participants are vaccinated.” He added that “vaccination is truly only one part of the public health puzzle.”
For more expert recommendations on COVID-19 and vaccinations, read the full article from Business Insider.