Fully vaccinated grandma receives prescription to ‘hug her granddaughter’

Published March 13, 2021, 10:02 AM

by Gabriela Baron

A grandmother from Bronx, New York, who has finally been vaccinated, received a prescription “to hug her granddaughter” from her doctor.

(Photo from Jessica Shaw)

In a now viral post, Evelyn Shaw’s daughter, Jessica Shaw, shared a video of her mom sobbing while hugging her granddaughter.

Jessica said it was Evelyn’s first hug she has had in a year.

“Thank you to all the scientists and doctors who made this happened,” Shaw wrote on Twitter.

The prescription read “You are now allowed to hug your granddaughter” and is dated March 1.

Meanwhile, taking inspiration from the prescription, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) released a guideline to fully vaccinated people who are visiting with a single household in a private setting.

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Posted by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on Wednesday, March 10, 2021

“These individuals do not have to wear masks or social distance if all unvaccinated people in the other household are at low risk of severe COVID-19,” JHSPH said in a Facebook post, citing a guideline from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

However, JHSPH reminded that fully vaccinated individuals who will be visiting a household with a high risk individual should still continue wearing mask and observing social distancing.

A person is considered to be “fully vaccinated” after at least two weeks of completing their second those of COVID-19 vaccine.

“This two-week period gives the body time to establish a strong immune response after the second dose,” JHSPH added.