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University Of Arizona Doctor Urges Seniors To Travel Post-Vaccination

As more and more people get vaccinated against COVID-19, seniors have been able to get out of their houses safely for the first time in over a year. 

The University of Arizona’s Dr. Shad Marvasti suggests that vaccinated seniors not only can, but should get out and travel.

“I encourage folks, and I have encouraged patients who are seniors and in that category, to go and visit their loved ones once they’re fully vaccinated. Take precautions, but get out there and stay connected,” said Marvasti. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s  new travel guidelines say fully vaccinated people can resume domestic and international travel. 

They do not need to get tested before or self-quarantine after, but the CDC does recommend getting tested when returning to the United States after international travel.

Over 1 million Arizonans over 65 have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Vaughan Jones is the weekend reporter for KJZZ, and a graduate of ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism, with a minor in music. As a Phoenix native, Jones’s dream is to serve his community by covering important stories in the metropolitan area.He spent two years as music director at Blaze Radio, ASU’s student-run radio station. His passion for radio stems from joining Blaze his freshman year as a DJ.When he is not working, Jones can be found writing music with his band, playing video games with his friends, or watching his favorite Phoenix-area sports teams.