Persons with a Known SARS-CoV-2 Exposure

Community or outpatient setting:

  • Defer vaccination until quarantine period has ended to avoid exposing healthcare personnel (HCP) or other persons during vaccination visit.

Residents of congregate healthcare settings (e.g., long-term care facilities):

  • Offer vaccination, as vaccination likely would not result in additional exposures.
  • Persons in these settings who have had an exposure and are awaiting results of SARS-CoV-2 testing may be vaccinated if they do not have symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
  • Vaccinators should employ appropriate infection prevention and control procedures.
  infoInterim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines Currently Authorized in the United States


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