Despite the fact that the vaccine is a step toward normalcy, it will not eradicate the coronavirus just yet. Here are a few reasons to hold off on reuniting with friends and family and when you may be in the clear to see them.

While the vaccinated person won’t get sick, it may still be possible for them to spread the virus and infect others.

The vaccine trials only looked at symptomatic cases, so its efficacy against asymptomatic cases remains unknown.

Vaccinated individuals should continue to wear masks.

If you do decide to see a vaccinated loved one, be sure to wait a couple of weeks after they receive their second dose