After your COVID-19 vaccination

You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last required dose of vaccine. The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines require two doses. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires one dose.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fully-vaccinated people can safely resume some activities with other fully-vaccinated people when they reach peak immunity (two weeks for all three vaccines). The current guidelines say that fully-vaccinated people can:

  • Visit other fully-vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or staying 6 feet apart.
  • Visit with unvaccinated people from one other household indoors without wearing masks or staying 6 feet apart, if everyone in the other households is at low risk for severe disease.
  • Refrain from quarantine and testing if they do not have symptoms of COVID-19 after contact with someone who has COVID-19.

Fully-vaccinated people should continue to take COVID-19 precautions when

  • in public,
  • when visiting with unvaccinated people from multiple other households, and
  • when around unvaccinated people who are at high risk of getting severely ill from COVID-19.

That means:

Montgomery County is making progress at vaccinating more residents. It is still important for everyone to continue following disease prevention guidelines.

Online record of your immunization

For an online record of your COVID-19 vaccination, view your account in Maryland MyIR. MyIR is Maryland's online immunization record system.