- CDC Director asked unvaccinated Americans not to travel on Labor Day.
- “If you haven’t been vaccinated, we recommend that you do not travel,” said Dr. Rochelle Walensky.
- “Delay the trip until you are fully vaccinated,” mentions the CDC website.
On this holiday weekend, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, better known as CDC, asked travelers to avoid traveling if they have not yet been vaccinated. What they want to achieve is for the population to become aware of what is happening in the country and of course, avoid more infections.
For this reason, Rochelle Walensky recently said that if citizens want to travel to celebrate Labor Day, the only thing that they are asked to do is to get vaccinated since the risk of contagion is not as high as the one that exists when the person is unvaccinated. If you want to travel this holiday weekend, pay attention to the indications that have been given.
CDC Labor Day warning: Do not travel
In a few days, the festivities for Labor Day begin. For this reason, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, better known as CDC, made an important request to the population; Dr. Walensky highlighted the importance of not traveling to other places if they are not vaccinated.
According to Forbes, the director of the CDC made that request since in recent weeks there was an increase in infections. For that reason, it is important to mention to readers the importance of getting vaccinated if they wish to travel to other places within or outside the country, taking advantage of the festivities. Filed Under: CDC Labor Day Warning
CDC Labor Day Warning: “If You Are Not Vaccinated …”
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, mentioned in one of the briefings at the White House about the possibility that people who have not yet acquired the vaccine refrain from traveling. Therefore, he called on the population asking them to reconsider the idea of traveling within or outside the country, if they have not been vaccinated.
“Americans not vaccinated against COVID-19 and who are considering travel plans this Labor Day weekend should reconsider,” were the words of Dr., in the session that was held at the White House and it was mentioned that people who have not yet acquired the vaccine do not travel and end up being infected. Filed Under: CDC Labor Day Warning
CDC Labor Day Warning: Walensky’s Words
Dr. Walensky in the briefing, explained that people who have not yet acquired the vaccine or have not yet completed the two doses should refrain from leaving their homes during Labor Day celebrations, as it could be harmful. That reason led the CDC director to mention citizens about what could happen to them if they travel.
“First of all, if you are not vaccinated, we recommend that you do not travel,” said the Director of the CDC, making it clear that she does not agree with people taking such a great risk, not only for themselves but for the people who They could become contagious if they acquire the virus. Filed Under: CDC Labor Day Warning
CDC Labor Day Warning: The Health Agency
So far, the media mentioned the recommendations that the health agency advises. Among them is delaying travel until fully vaccinated, defined as two weeks after the second dose, or two weeks after the single dose developed by Johnson & Johnson.
With these recommendations, people are expected to consider and avoid traveling. People who have not been vaccinated are at greater risk of being infected than a person who has two doses of the vaccine, which is why Dr. Walensky spoke at the session that was held at the White House. Filed Under: CDC Labor Day Warning
CDC Labor Day Warning: They Must Take Their Own Risks
At the White House conference, Dr. Rochelle commented that it is safer for vaccinated people to travel, but still asked them to wear masks at all times. This measure is only to prevent an outbreak of infections and exposure, so it will only be at the own risk of each person.
“… People who are fully vaccinated and who wear masks can travel, although given where we are with the transmission of the disease at the moment, we would say that people should take these risks into their own consideration when thinking about traveling,” mentioned the Director of the CDC. Filed Under: CDC Labor Day Warning
Why did the issue come to light?
According to the portal of FOX11, The comments were prompted by a journalist who also questioned why the administration had not taken a stricter stance in advising against travel, while the agency’s travel advisories warn against visiting countries outperforming the United States.
That was what prompted the Director of the CDC to speak about the issue that the journalist suggested to comment on and rectify the advice he gives to citizens asking that they refrain from traveling outside the country, but above all he asks that if not yet have been vaccinated do not expose themselves to being infected.
What the CDC asked for
In the indications that the CDC offered, they mention that if the person wishes to travel, they must be vaccinated and that they are asked to follow the recommendations that the corresponding authorities have indicated in recent months and that so far have not been updated. Therefore, they ask citizens to be on the lookout.
“Delay the trip until you are fully vaccinated. If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, follow the CDC’s recommendations for people who are not fully vaccinated. ‘.
“They can travel safely”
According to the CDC, people who are vaccinated will be able to travel within and outside the country. In terms of vaccines, those that are within the FDA are accepted and that guarantees the person who wishes to travel in the United States; therefore, citizens must take into account the indications offered by the authorities.
“People who are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorized by the FDA or a vaccine authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization can safely travel within the United States.” Disease Control.
Recommendations by the CDC
Wearing masks is essential on travel, which is why the CDC asks Americans and travelers to wear them regularly. It is important to note that these recommendations are in the event that the person is vaccinated and, on their own responsibility, agrees to travel.
During travel: The use of a mask over the nose and mouth is required on airplanes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling to, within, or outside of the United States and indoors at transportation hubs in the United States. the United States, like airports and stations. ”the website mentions.
Recommendation if you are not vaccinated
Regarding the recommendations that the CDC gives, for people who are not yet vaccinateds are more extensive than for a person with the vaccine. As they commented in the recommendations, they should take a COVID test before the trip after the use of the masks and when they return, another test to avoid more infections.
“Before you travel: Get tested with a viral test 1-3 days before your trip. While traveling: Wearing a mask over the nose and mouth is required on airplanes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling to, within, or outside of the United States and indoors at transportation hubs in the United States, like airports and stations. After traveling: Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after the trip, stay home, and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after the trip. Even if the test is negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. ”, Mentions the CDC page.
In social networks
Dr. Rochelle, indicated on social networks that on this weekend dedicated to Labor Day, the population should be extremely careful and follow the instructions to the letter to avoid infections. The Director of the CDC, made it clear that people should join the vaccine and if they already are, she only urges them to take care of themselves.
“What Labor day is coming up this weekend, keep your family safe from COVID19 : 1) They must be vaccinated 2) Spend time outdoors with vaccinated people 3) When wearing your mask in public indoor settings even if vaccinated 4) Talk to unvaccinated friends and family about getting vaccinated. ”Reads the tweet that Dr. Rochelle shared.
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