The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday said that people who have been given full doses of the coronavirus vaccine no longer need to quarantine after exposure to someone with the Covid-19 disease.
The CDC said, “Fully vaccinated persons who meet criteria will no longer be required to quarantine following an exposure to someone with Covid-19.”
According to the agency, the criteria include that the people exposed to Covid-19 were fully vaccinated, exposure was within three months following receipt of the last dose, and they have remained asymptomatic since the current exposure.
It had been administered that, about 44,769,970 doses of Covid-19 vaccines in the country as of Wednesday morning and delivered 65,972,575 doses, the CDC informed.
The agency said, the tally of vaccine doses is for both Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech, vaccines as of 6:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday.
According to the tally posted on Tuesday, the agency had observed 43,206,190 doses of the vaccines, and delivered 62,898,775 doses.
According to the agency as of Wednesday, 33,783,384 people had received 1 or more doses while 10,469,514 people have got the second dose.
A total of 5,176,499 vaccine doses have been administered in long-term care facilities, the agency said.
Covid-19: Over 70 Lakh Vaccinated In India
India has become the fastest country in the world to achieve over 70 lakh vaccinations against Covid-19 in just 26 days, while it took 27 days for the US and 48 days for the UK to reach the same figures, according to the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.
It was also highlighted by the ministry that 17 states and UTs have not reported any deaths in the last 24 hours.
More than 70 lakh beneficiaries have been administered with the Covid-19 shots under the countrywide Covid-19 vaccination exercise, till February, 11, 8 AM.
Moreover, the ministry informed that the total number of cumulative vaccination coverage has reached 70,17,114 that includes 57,05,228 healthcare workers (HCWs) and 13,11,886 frontline workers (FLWs). And a total of 1,43,056 sessions have been conducted so far.