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  • March 22, 2021

CDC updates guidance for HCP who have been vaccinated

The Centers on Disease Control and Prevention offers new recommendations for all healthcare personnel while at work, describing  circumstances when non-medical measures can be relaxed for fully vaccinated persons.

Fully vaccinated HCP with higher-risk exposures who are asymptomatic do not need to be restricted from work for 14 days following their exposure. Work restrictions for the following fully vaccinated HCP populations with higher-risk exposures should still be considered for:

  • HCP who have underlying immunocompromising conditions (e.g., organ transplantation, cancer treatment), which might impact level of protection provided by the COVID-19 vaccine. However, data on which immunocompromising conditions might affect response to the COVID-19 vaccine and the magnitude of risk are not available.
  • HCP who have traveled should continue to follow CDC travel recommendations and requirements, including restriction from work, when recommended for any traveler.

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