Is it safe to fly right now?

Dr. Jen Ashton answers your COVID-19 vaccine questions.
1:56 | 04/08/21

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Transcript for Is it safe to fly right now?
So there you go. Good point. Questions viewers are asking. Dr. Jen, is there a safe way to fly, or is it smarter to avoid travel all together for now? I actually just asked the CDC director Dr. Rochelle walensky yesterday on our Instagram live this exact question because we heard the CDC revise their travel guidelines just recently to address people who have been fully vaccinated, because they're trying to take these steps, if you've been fully vaccinated, it's been over two weeks, then you can start doing a, B, or C, and a coincidence there, a, B, and C, but the bottom line is, according to the new CDC guidelines, if you have been fully vaccinated it is safe to fly, safer, relatively low risk, however, if you have not been vaccinated, they are still advising against all nonessential travel. All right, second question. I've been fully vaccinated but live with someone who has covid. Do I still need to avoid that person in the home? Fun fact. This is not a social media question. This came from my medical practice from a real patient just yesterday. So we are seeing people as the penetrants of the vaccination rollout increases, some people in the household are getting vaccinated, other people are getting exposed and infected with covid-19 and then that dilemma, what do you do inside the house? Just because you've been fully vaccinated does not give you a greenlight to be up close and personal with someone in your household who is confirmed to have covid-19. Remember, 90% effective, 95% effective is not 100% effective, so yes, unfortunately, if you're in this situation, you do need to isolate that person with covid-19, as we did before, and keep your distance. That person with covid should have a mask on in the house. Dr. Ashton, thank you so much. Folks, you can continue to submit your questions to Dr. Jen, or go to her office to submit them, apparently. But her Instagram is @drjashton. We want to turn now to a

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