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Question: Am I exempt from mask requirements if I’ve already received the COVID-19 vaccine?
Answer: No. Harris County Public Health says the community must continue to wear masks, social distance and wash their hands often, regardless of whether the person is vaccinated.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still recommends mask-wearing for individuals who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to the CDC, experts are still learning more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide in real-world conditions.
Until enough information is gathered, the CDC continues to recommend mask-wearing, social-distancing, frequent handwashing, etc.
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