According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), more than a third of people in Germany have been fully vaccinated against the corona virus. Two weeks after the second vaccination, the vaccinated are considered fully vaccinated – the Johnson and Johnson vaccine is only given once. RKI’s website states: “People who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 are exempt from quarantine measures after exposure to a confirmed case of SARS-CoV-2.” But what if a fully vaccinated person has come into contact with someone known to be infected with the Delta variant? The coronavirus variant native to India is considered more contagious and resistant to approved vaccines.
Quarantine despite full vaccination: who does it affect?
In some parts of Germany, there is no quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated people in this case not. For example, the website of the city of Cologne states: “With the entry into force of the federal regulation, this obligation does not apply to people who are fully vaccinated and cured, unless they have had contact with a person infected with a variant of the virus”. Other communities do the same. A report of Volksblatt of Upper Bavaria According to the report, fully vaccinated people in the Rosenheim area also need to be quarantined, even in the event of a suspected case. The same is true in Monaco: the city health department gave the newspaper tz “A 14-day quarantine will be imposed on contacts of people infected with the variant of the virus in question, even if they have been vaccinated or recovered.”
Obligation to quarantine during the trip
Even after a few trips abroad, a quarantine is required despite full vaccination. The Federal Ministry of Health website states: “Vaccination and recovery certificates can replace a negative test certificate and exempt you from entry quarantine. This does not apply to previous stays in an area with a variant of the virus.” In this case, a 14-day quarantine must be observed.
In case of symptoms despite full vaccination in self-isolation
While the quarantine obligation does not apply to fully vaccinated people, the following still applies: Anyone who has had contact with a person who tested positive and who develops symptoms themselves must quarantine as soon as possible. The state of North Rhine-Westphalia, for example, explains on the page coronavirus.nrw: “If a contact person develops symptoms despite previous vaccination, they must immediately go into self-isolation and arrange for a timely test.”
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Sources: rki.de, br.de