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CDC Interim Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated PeopleAn Important First Step

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On December 11, 2020, the US reached an extraordinary milestone in the efforts to end the COVID-19 pandemic: the Food and Drug Administration authorized emergency use of the first COVID-19 vaccine, manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech. Since then, 2 additional COVID-19 vaccines, Moderna and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), have received Emergency Use Authorization in the US and, as of March 8, 2021, more than 31 million people, or 9.4% of the total population, have completed a vaccination series.1

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Article Information

Corresponding Author: Athalia Christie, MIA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30333 (akc9@cdc.gov).

Published Online: March 10, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.4367

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.

Additional Contributions: We wish to acknowledge Heidi M. Soeters, PhD (CDC).

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