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JUST IN: CDC Announces Fully Vaccinated People are Cleared to Travel

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"I still continue to worry that with 80% of the population unvaccinated, we still have a lot of work to do", Walensky said.

However, the CDC still recommends that fully vaccinated travelers closely monitor their symptoms and isolate accordingly if symptoms develop.

Over 100 million people in the United States have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Friday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's vaccination tracker.

According to the CDC, the milestone doses cover more than 30% of the United States population.

Among the fully vaccinated, about 29.2 million people are 65 years of age or older, accounting for 53.5 per cent, CDC data show.

Confirming progress in the USA vaccination campaign, President Joe Biden pledged last week that 90 percent of adults will be eligible for vaccinations by April 19.

Biden had promised that the USA would administer 100 million vaccines by his 100th day in office, but he surpassed that number weeks ahead of his goal. Now, Biden has said he hopes to have administered 200 million doses by his 100th day in office.

The CDC has updated their guidance for fully vaccinated Americans and now says they can now resume travel with low risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

For those who are not considered fully-vaccinated, the CDC's guidance remains to limit travel to necessary trips only, get tested one to three days before a trip and three to five days after a trip, and quarantining before and after the trip. That means the second shot for vaccines that require two jabs.

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