New CDC Mask Guidance, How Long Do Vaccines Work? : Consider This from NPR Fully vaccinated people can ditch the mask outdoors, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week — unless they're at a crowded event. Dr. Anthony Fauci explains the new guidance to NPR and weighs in on how soon children under 16 might be eligible for vaccines.

NPR's Joe Palca reports on the scientific effort to learn more about how long vaccines protect us.

Additional reporting in this episode from NPR's Allison Aubrey.

In participating regions, you'll also hear from local journalists about what's happening in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.
NPR logo

The CDC's New Mask Guidance, Explained, And A Look At How Long Vaccines Protect Us

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/990250083/991709455" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
The CDC's New Mask Guidance, Explained, And A Look At How Long Vaccines Protect Us

The CDC's New Mask Guidance, Explained, And A Look At How Long Vaccines Protect Us

The CDC's New Mask Guidance, Explained, And A Look At How Long Vaccines Protect Us

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/990250083/991709455" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear a mask when they're outdoors unless they're in a crowded space. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images

The latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear a mask when they're outdoors unless they're in a crowded space.

Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images

Fully vaccinated people can ditch the mask outdoors, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week — unless they're at a crowded event. Dr. Anthony Fauci explains the new guidance to NPR and weighs in on how soon children under 16 might be eligible for vaccines.

NPR's Joe Palca reports on the scientific effort to learn more about how long vaccines protect us.

Additional reporting in this episode from NPR's Allison Aubrey.

In participating regions, you'll also hear from local journalists about what's happening in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brent Baughman, Brianna Scott and Lee Hale. It was edited by Sami Yenigun with help from Wynne Davis and Scott Hensley. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.