The precautions you take depend on your personal circumstances, vaccination and booster status, and state rules. Visit your state’s COVID sites for updates to guidance.
Getting both doses of the vaccine on time, and recommended booster(s) when eligible, is just one of the ways you can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The CDC recently updated the language they use to describe vaccination status.
You are fully vaccinated when you have:
- Received both vaccine doses (The Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, however, is only one dose.) and
- It has been at least two weeks since your last dose.
You are up to date on your vaccines when you have:
- Received the full course of COVID-19 vaccines (see above) and
- Received appropriate booster(s) based on your circumstances. You can find out if you are up to date here.
You can find the most up to date recommendations on the CDC’s website. You should always check your state’s guidance for specific instructions.