HHS shares recommendations for fully vaccinated people
A Message from Mille Lacs Band Health and Human Services Public Health Regarding Vaccinations
April 8, 2021
Interim Public Health and CDC Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People
Now that more and more of our community members are getting vaccinated, many of you still have questions. Can I still get COVID? Can I still spread COVID? Do I have to quarantine if I have been exposed — even if I have been vaccinated? These are all good questions.
Although less likely, you can still get COVID, even if you have been vaccinated. But having the vaccination means if you do get COVID, your symptoms will be less, there is less likelihood for hospitalization, and the risk of death is greatly decreased.
There are new strains, or variants, of the virus that spread more rapidly than the original virus. If you have been vaccinated, you may also still become infected, but you might not have any symptoms. This is called "asymptomatic." If this is the case, you can still spread the virus and/or the variants to others.
This set of public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people will be updated and expanded based on the level of community spread of the virus and the variants, the proportion of the population that is fully vaccinated, and the rapidly evolving science on COVID-19 vaccines.