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CDC: Get together with family safely for Easter, if everyone is vaccinated

Tristan Strittmatter, Isabella Robinson
Tristan Strittmatter, 5, left, and Isabella Robinson, 4, both of Laveen, Ariz., get ready prior to the start of an Easter egg hunt at the 11th Annual Egg Hunt and Festival Saturday, April 3, 2010, in Laveen, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

It’s Easter weekend and the CDC says it’s ok to get together with family safely without masks if everyone is fully vaccinated. The CDC does not instruct what families should do with children who are not eligible for vaccination.

And while things are looking brighter than they have in a year, the CDC still says most people should gather virtually and avoid traveling, if possible.
The health agency on Thursday repeated the same holiday guidance it’s been giving since the coronavirus outbreak hit the U.S. early last year.
Wear masks, socially distance from people who don’t live with you, wash your hands, and stay out of crowded, poorly ventilated areas.

Meanwhile, in Florida, where cases were steadily dropping for weeks there’s now a 13-percent uptick of virus infection.

Pfizer says its COVID vaccine will protect against the virus for six months after the second shot, but people who have already had the coronavirus may only need one shot for protection. They may already have enough antibodies to fight off another infection.

The Publix vaccine portal opens this morning with the age eligibility now lowered to 18. Go to to make an appointment.