Here we go with another update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We just announced that your teens ages 12 to 15 years old are now approved to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

It wasn't five minutes later that Saint Alphonsus and St. Luke's announced they would take teens immediately. That happened so fast and now the CDC has made another announcement regarding wearing masks. If you're fully vaccinated against COVID-19 you don't need to wear masks or social distancing inside or outdoors.

That's a major difference compared to the hours prior. So, if I'm fully vaccinated I can go back to normal?

If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. We have all longed for this moment when we can get back to some sense of normalcy.

Dr. Rochelle Walensky is the current CDC Director and made that announcement during a briefing at the White House Thursday. Walensky cited three different studies from abroad and in the United States that show vaccines work.

You still have to abide by traveling requirements on buses, trains, and air travel. You might see some changes as the current stages continue to change. This also comes the day after a Nampa School Board meeting had to stop immediately during a mask mandate testimony. There is no doubt Idahoans continue to battle the mask mandates. On that same note, we also say McCall just pull their mask mandate telling Idahoans they didn't need to wear masks in the city limits.

The saga continues.

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