Vaccinated people can meet indoors without following COVID-19 protocols - CDC

Vaccinated people can meet indoors without following COVID-19 protocols - CDC

- CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said those who have received their second doses can resume their normal lives at home

- The US national institute noted one can avoid quarantine and testing for COVID-19 disease if they do not experience symptoms related to it

- As of Monday, March 8, over 30 million Americans had been vaccinated against COVID-19 the respiratory illness

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new guidelines for people who have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease.

Vaccinated people can meet indoors without following COVID-19 protocols, CDC
Kenya's acting health DG Patrick Amoth was the first citizen to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Photo: Patrick Amoth.
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In a statement on Monday, March 8, the national public health institute in the United States said Americans who have received the jab can meet indoors and interact freely without following COVID-19 protocols.

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said those who have received their second doses can resume their normal lives at home but adhere to the pandemic's mitigation strategies in the public.

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"We know that people want to get vaccinated so they can get back to doing the things they enjoy with the people they love," Walensky said.

"There are some activities that fully vaccinated people can begin to resume now in their own homes. Everyone – even those who are vaccinated – should continue with all mitigation strategies when in public settings," she said.

The Atlanta based institute noted vaccinated people can without wearing masks visit those who have not received the jab provided they stay six feet apart.

It added one can avoid quarantine and testing for the disease if they do not experience symptoms related to the respiratory illness.

As of Monday, March 8, over 30 million Americans had been vaccinated against COVID-19 according to CDC.

Patrick Amoth first Kenyan to receive vaccine

In Kenya, Acting Health Director-General Patrick Amoth became the first citizen to receive a COVID-19 vaccine jab.

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The health official received the injection at the Kenyatta National Hospital on Friday, March 5, during the official launch of the vaccination exercise.

The medic took the vaccine to build confidence in the jab and encourage Kenyans to feel free to be vaccinated.

"I know there has been a lot of speculation about this vaccine even before it arrived. To erode those doubts and speculation some of us will take in the presence of the media to encourage others to follow suit," said Amoth.

The DG said the government was targeting vaccination of 1.25 million Kenyans by June.

"We are going to do it in phases, phase one will end in June while Phase 2 will commence thereafter and will target about 9.6 million Kenyans," said the medic.

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