PACK YOUR BAGS: Restrictions Loosened For Fully-Vaccinated Travelers

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"I still continue to worry that with 80% of the population unvaccinated, we still have a lot of work to do", Walensky said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its travel guidelines to say that fully vaccinated Americans can fly nationwide without much trouble.

However, the CDC still recommends that fully vaccinated travelers closely monitor their symptoms and isolate accordingly if symptoms develop.

According to the CDC, the milestone doses cover more than 30% of the United States population.

About 157 million Covid-19 vaccine shots have been administered as of Friday, while more than 204 million doses have been distributed across the country, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Almost 58 million of those people are fully vaccinated, either with a single-dose or two-shot regimen. Now, Biden has said he hopes to have administered 200 million doses by his 100th day in office.

According to figures, more than 101.8 million people received at least one dose, and 58 million of them were fully vaccinated, including more than one in every two people over the age of 65.

The major USA airlines including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and other trade groups had asked the CDC on March 22 to change its guidance to say "vaccinated individuals can travel safely".

Results announced this week of a study of 4,000 or so health-care personnel and essential workers showed that the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines reduced the risk of infection by 80% two weeks after only the first shot.

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