Stay Safe, Vaccinate

We are finally getting relief from the COVID 19 pandemic.  States are loosening restrictions because of more people getting vaccinated.  In Pennsylvania 44% of residents are fully vaccinated.  Not the statistics we need to say we have beaten this virus but we are working hard every day to educate the public on the pros of receiving a vaccine.   So what does this mean for you?

According to the CDC guidelines:

  1. COVID-19 vaccines teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. It typically takes 2 weeks after vaccination for the body to build protection (immunity) against the virus that causes COVID-19. That means it is possible a person could still get COVID-19 before or just after vaccination and then get sick because the vaccine did not have enough time to provide protection.  People are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, or 2 weeks after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.
  2. If you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.
  3. Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
  4. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, find a vaccine, click here.
  5. You should keep using all the tools available to protect yourself and others until you are fully vaccinated.

To date 50% of our caregivers are fully vaccinated at Family Caregivers Network.  Staff unvaccinated must continue to wear masks while they are in your homes providing care.

All staff whether vaccinated or unvaccinated must continue to report any symptoms of infection immediately to their supervisor for further screening and testing.

Remember to take every day preventative actions to protect yourself and your family from all kinds of infections.

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue, then wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects you are frequently around (countertops, desks, steering wheels, etc.)
  • For more information on cleaning and disinfecting, click here.