Senior Safety: What to Do Post COVID-19 Vaccination?
With things slowly returning back to normal and many seniors having received an added layer of protection in terms of the COVID-19 vaccine, a lot of you must be wondering if you can start socializing and getting back to some of your favorite activities.
Well, it should be noted that being vaccinated does not guarantee 100% protection against COVID-19; however, the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are up to 95% effective at preventing severe disease and minimizing symptoms. In order to stay safe, it is suggested that masks are still worn when out in public places, especially indoors where ventilation may be poor, and you might want to continue following the social distancing guidelines too.
If you are fully vaccinated, you can visit with small groups of family or friends without masks but that’s only if they have also been fully vaccinated. If you are visiting with people who have not been vaccinated, try to limit it to one household outside of your own at a time. If you have been planning to travel, you might just as well go ahead.
After months of isolation, being able to spend time with and hug loved ones is sure to provide a much-needed boost in mental health. You can talk to your family and friends as you put plans in place. You’d be delighted to know that a number of senior centers and other organizations are starting to host various activities again, however, they may have limited spots open.
Keep in mind that there are still a lot of unknowns when it comes to COVID-19 and that you should be paying close attention to latest recommendations from the CDC. Remember to do what makes you feel most comfortable.
You can also feel confident having an in-home caregiver in East Bay spend more time with you to ensure your needs are being met as you age in place. Schedule a free consultation today.