New Vaccination Incentives for Washingtonians
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Just get your vaccine? Watch this video to learn what to expect over the next few days.
Every day, more of us across Washington are getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Once you’re fully vaccinated, you can start doing some of the activities you had stopped doing because of the pandemic.
Until you are fully vaccinated, you can protect yourself and others by wearing a mask, staying 6 feet (2 meters) apart, and avoiding crowds and indoor spaces without open windows. COVID-19 can still spread among unvaccinated and partially vaccinated people.
What does “fully vaccinated” mean?
You are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks after you get your second shot if you had to get two doses (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or two weeks after you get a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson (J&J)/Janssen).
Once you’re fully vaccinated, you:
Can visit with other fully vaccinated people without physical distancing or wearing masks.
Can visit with people who haven’t been vaccinated and are from one other household who are all at low risk for severe COVID-19 illness – indoors without physical distancing and wearing masks.
Can travel domestically without a pre- or post-travel test. And you don’t need to quarantine.
Do not need to quarantine or get tested after being exposed to someone with COVID-19 if you have no symptoms.
Should treat your vaccination paper card like a birth certificate or other official document! Take a photo of it and then store it at home. In the future, you may need to prove you’re vaccinated against COVID-19. Even now, many businesses are offering perks to vaccinated people.
Should keep an official proof of vaccination with you. See examples here: Visual Guide to Official Washington State Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination (PDF)
Even if you’re fully vaccinated, you should still:
- Respect the rules of the room. Wear a well-fitted mask in schools, public transportation, health care settings, correctional facilities, homeless shelters, and any business that requires masks.
- Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
- Follow CDC and health department travel recommendations.
If you’re not fully vaccinated yet:
- Find a COVID-19 vaccine!
- Wear a well-fitted mask and stay 6 feet (2 meters) apart in all public places.
- Keep gatherings small and outdoors or indoors with the windows open.
- Wear masks and stay 6 feet (2 meters) apart if you’re gathering with other people who are not yet vaccinated.
- If no one in your household is at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness, you can visit with one fully vaccinated household without masks and physical distance.
- Get tested for COVID-19 if you’re experiencing symptoms or know you’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
- Continue to avoid travel unless it is essential. If you do travel, get tested for COVID-19 before and after traveling and quarantine for seven days after traveling.