Do I need to avoid close contact with others and wear a mask after I’ve received 2 doses  of the COVID-19 vaccine? 

Yes. While experts learn more about the protection that COVID‐19 vaccines provide under real-life conditions, it will be important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to us to help stop this pandemic, like covering your mouth and nose with a mask, washing hands often,  and staying at least 6 feet away from others. Together, COVID‐19 vaccination and following the  CDC’s recommendations for how to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from getting and spreading COVID‐19.