Many Canadians are awaiting new official guidelines from the government about what they’re allowed to do after becoming fully vaccinated. During a press conference, the Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam said for everyone to “Stay tuned,”. Currently, roughly 20 per cent of Canadians have received both doses and many want to know what is available to them.
Experts say there are some key things to keep in mind, a person is not considered fully vaccinated until two weeks after their second dose. Also, each person has a different situation and risk level to COVID-19, making it hard for doctors and epidemiologists to decide what is safe.
Some experts are looking at the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for guidance. They said it is OK for Americans to reopen and resume normal activities without a mask or physical distancing.
Is it safe for two people who are fully vaccinated to hug? According to Dr. Zain Chagla, yes you will, she is an infectious diseases epidemiologist at ICES Ontario. Chagla said “ The risk of transmission is very low, and the risk of complications is even in the worst-case scenario,”
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