Udayavni Special

Do I need to get tested for COVID-19 if I’m vaccinated?


PTI, Jun 3, 2021, 2:07 PM IST

Image Credit: Pixaby

 

Washington: No, you can skip routine testing, with some exceptions.

The latest guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says you don’t need to be tested or to quarantine if you’re fully vaccinated, even if you’ve been exposed to someone who was sick. An exception is if you develop COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough and fatigue.

The updated guidance reflects recent studies showing vaccinated people face very little risk of serious disease. Even if you get an infection, you’ll be less likely to spread it to others and any symptoms will likely be milder.

As a result, the CDC says vaccinated people can also be excluded from routine workplace screening, though many companies aren’t tracking employees’ vaccination status. Screening is still recommended for people working or living in homeless shelters or prisons, due to the higher risk of outbreaks.

The relaxed guidelines also don’t apply to doctors, nurses and other health care workers, whose employers might still require testing. Guidance may vary by country.

U.S. citizens returning from abroad also still have to present a negative COVID-19 test before boarding their flights home, regardless of their vaccination status. Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 should still isolate for 10 days, the CDC says.

As vaccinations increase, many experts expect the CDC to further relax testing guidelines, even for vaccinated people with symptoms. Many common colds and viruses can cause symptoms resembling COVID-19, experts say, which could lead to a wave of unnecessary testing in the fall.

“As we race to open back up, a whole variety of infections that we don’t routinely test for are going to cause those same symptoms,” said Dr. Rebecca Wurtz of the University of Minnesota. “You should wash your hands and stay home from work, but there’s no need to run out to be tested.”

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

NASA sends squid from Hawaii into space for research

December 2005 IISc attack: 4 years after arrest Tripura man freed; court says no proof he helped key accused

B’luru Urban 1st among districts, K’taka 2nd among States in nationwide COVID-19 vaccine drive

Kim’s sister slams US, dismisses chance for talks to resume

US court to hold in-person extradition hearing of Tahawwur Rana on June 24

Karnataka cabinet approves construction of Hassan airport

Nationwide COVID-19 vaccine drive: B’luru Urban No.1, among districts, K’taka 2nd among states



Related Articles More

Yoga can improve both physical & mental health during Covid, says Indian envoy as US celebrates Yoga Day

Yoga postures & Pranayama for the overall well-being of the body

Effectiveness of Yoga during Pregnancy

Vacationing kids cited for dragging Florida gator with noose

No proof of mock drill leading to death of 22 patients in Agra hospital: Report

MUST WATCH

Udayavani News Bulletin 21-JUN-2021

International Day Of Yoga

Trupthi | Student learns Yoga during Lockdown

Yoga at Work Place

Udayavani News Bulletin 20-JUN-2021

Latest Additions

NASA sends squid from Hawaii into space for research

December 2005 IISc attack: 4 years after arrest Tripura man freed; court says no proof he helped key accused

B’luru Urban 1st among districts, K’taka 2nd among States in nationwide COVID-19 vaccine drive

Kim’s sister slams US, dismisses chance for talks to resume

Hassan: 2 children injured while playing with gelatin piece

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.