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I’m Fully Vaccinated. When, Where, and Why Should I Still Mask Up?

Healthline, May 7, 2021

May 7, 2021

I’m Fully Vaccinated. When, Where, and Why Should I Still Mask Up?

Dr. Shruti Gohil, MPH, [UCI associate medical director of epidemiology & infection prevention], said, “The larger public health goal is to limit transmissions at a population level.” Vaccination is one strategy for achieving this goal, she said. However, until community prevalence is low enough, we must all continue to wear masks indoors. … “I have no doubt that when prevalence levels become low enough, masking requirements will loosen,” she added. “The CDC has already loosened criteria for vaccinated individuals to be able to engage with others who are vaccinated without masks.”