Can I Socialise As Usual After Getting Vaccinated?
Before you even think about getting together with your mates, you might want to make sure that each and every one of you has received their designated vaccinations and have waited long enough for the vaccine to provide you with full immunity.
Dr. Krystina Woods, hospital epidemiologist and medical director of infection prevention at Mount Sinai West in New York City said that you will need roughly 2 weeks following the second dose for the effects to fully kick in, but only if you are vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Dr. Krystina however, did not give any information regarding the down time for any of the other vaccines provided in Malaysia.
According to the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is apparently safe for fully vaccinated people to visit one another without actually having to mask up or practice social distancing. But before you go off gallivanting, you might want to ensure that none of your friends have any underlying health conditions that put either of you at higher risk for serious illness from the virus.
Furthermore, before you make plans to go visiting your family and friends this Hari Raya Aidilfitri, you should also confirm that the individuals in the households you plan on visiting are fully vaccinated as well. Otherwise, the risk for infection could still be high as it is not fully understood yet if people who are vaccinated can still spread the virus.