World news – According to the US-CDC, vaccinated individuals do not need to be quarantined after exposure to COVID-19

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Individuals who have received the full course of COVID-19 vaccines can skip the standard 14-day quarantine after being exposed to an infected person, as long as they remain asymptomatic, advised US health officials.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the vaccines have been shown to prevent symptomatic COVID-19, which is believed to play a greater role in transmitting the virus than asymptomatic diseases / p>
« Individual and societal benefits of avoiding unnecessary quarantine may outweigh the potential but unknown risk of transmission (in vaccinated individuals), » said the CDC.

The agency has set strict criteria for people who do not need to be quarantined after vaccinations, including two doses of a two-dose vaccine.

People who choose not to quarantine should only do so if they received their last dose within three months and should only avoid quarantine 14 days after their last shot, the time it takes for immunity to develop said CDC.

Fully vaccinated individuals who are not quarantined should watch out for symptoms for 14 days after exposure.

Two-dose vaccines from Pfizer Inc. and Moderna Inc. are approved for emergency use in the United States. Johnson & Johnson filed for US approval of his single-dose shot last week.

(Reporting by Manas Mishra and Rama Venkat in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta and Sriraj Kalluvila)

Moderna has already raised $ 1.1 billion in deposits for a COVID-19 vaccine that will be released after the clinical trials and regulatory approval. (AFP)

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