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Anyone 12 years of age and older is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Find your nearest vaccination location at https://www.vaccines.gov/ or call (833) 621-1284 to schedule an appointment near you.

Post-Vaccination Considerations for P-12 Schools

Considerations for Persons with Systemic Signs and Symptoms Pre- and Post- COVID-19 Vaccination

 

Recommended Infection Prevention and Control Strategies 
Status of Individual (student or staff) with Systemic Signs and Symptoms of COVID-19 Infection
Unvaccinated Received COVID-19 Vaccination in the prior 3 days (including day of vaccination, which is considered Day 1) Partially or Fully Vaccinated
Symptoms unlikely to be from COVID-19 vaccination (e.g., fever (100.4°F or higher), new onset of moderate to severe headache, shortness of breath, new cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea,, loss of taste/smell) Symptoms may be vaccine related, possible COVID-19, or other unrelated illness
(e.g., chills, headache, myalgia, arthralgia, fatigue)
Exclude from School Yes Yes NO- if symptoms consistent with common  COVID-19 vaccination side effects occur within the first 48 hours post-vaccination, afebrile, and feels well enough to attend school YES – if fever of 100.4F or greater or if symptoms persist for more than 2 days. Yes
Refer for Clinical Evaluation

Yes

Refer to Assessment of Symptomatic Persons in Exclusion Guidance Decision Tree

Yes

Refer to Assessment of Symptomatic Persons in Exclusion Guidance Decision Tree

Yes – if symptoms do not improve and persist for more than 2 days

Not Recommended - if symptoms resolve within 2 days.

Yes

Refer to Assessment of Symptomatic Persons in Exclusion Guidance Decision Tree

Perform COVID-19 Test 
(Health Care Provider may decide to test based on clinical assessment.)

Yes

Not Recommended – if less than 90 days (3 months) from last positive test

Yes

Not Recommended – if less than 90 days (3 months) from last positive test

Yes – if symptoms do not improve and persist for more than 2 days

Not Recommended – if symptoms resolve within 2 days

Not Recommended – if less than 90 days (3 months) from last positive test

Not Recommended – if less than 90 days (3 months) from last positive test

If SARS-CoV-2 test Positive: Refer to Row A in Exclusion Guidance Decision Tree

If SARS-CoV-2 test Negative: Refer to Row B in Exclusion Guidance Decision Tree

Place in Isolation Yes – if SARS-CoV-2 test Positive: Stay home at least 10 calendar days from onset of symptoms AND for 24 hours with no fever (without fever-reducing medication) AND improvement of symptoms

NO- if afebrile and symptoms occur within the first 48 hours and feels well enough to attend school.

Recommended - if symptoms persist for more than 2 days and pending test results.

YES - if SARS-CoV-2 test Positive.  

YES – if SARS-CoV-2 test Positive

Considerations for Asymptomatic Persons Pre- and Post- COVID-19 Vaccination

Recommended Infection Prevention and Control Strategies Status of Asymptomatic Individual
Unvaccinated Received COVID-19 vaccination in the prior 3 days (including day of vaccination, which is considered Day 1) or is Partially Vaccinated Fully Vaccinated
Place in Quarantine if Named as a Close Contact to a Known Case of COVID-19

YES - if no history of previous positive test for SARS-CoV-2; or if greater than 90 days (3 months) from last positive test.

No - if Test-to-Stay protocol has been approved for school/situation, and both case and close contact were consistently and correctly masked when exposure occurred

Not Recommended - if less than 90 days (3 months) from last positive test. 

YES - if no history of previous positive test for SARS-CoV-2; or if greater than 90 days (3 months) from last positive test.

No - if Test-to-Stay protocol has been approved for school/situation, and both case and close contact were consistently and correctly masked when exposure occurred

Not Recommended - if less than 90 days (3 months) from last positive test.  

NO -if they meet all the following criteria:

  • Are fully vaccinated (i.e., ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine)
  • Have remained asymptomatic since the current COVID-19 exposure
  • Note: Testing is recommended immediately (but not earlier than 2 days after the exposure) and, if negative, again 5–7 days after the exposure
  • Contact should wear a mask when around others for 14 days following the exposure.

YES – if they do not meet all of the above criteria.

Updated: 10/19/2021