Got Your COVID Vaccine? Looking Ahead to a Post-Pandemic World

If you are like millions of Americans, you may have already completed your two-dose or single dose COVID vaccination. Medicare recipients have been eligible to receive their shots at no cost. Many people are in the process of scheduling their shots as federal, state, and local agencies are working to provide access to those who are home-bound or live in remote areas. Contact your local health department for more information if you have any concerns or questions regarding where to find a vaccination site. 

Medicare Benefits Solutions

May 16, 2021

 3 minutes read

As more people are getting vaccinated, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to revise COVID-related guidelines. States are adjusting their laws regarding social distancing, masks, and travel. If you are fully vaccinated and can’t wait to get back to “normal” life, let’s take a look at some of the changes you can expect.

Depending on where you live, you may be finding that your options have expanded recently in terms of activities and social gatherings. Indoor dining may now be offered alongside outdoor patio seating at your favorite restaurant. You may not be subject to quarantine rules while traveling, and you may not even have to wear a mask outside. Social distancing measures may still be in place, but amusement parks, theaters and venues may be open at partial capacity. Soon, you may be able to attend a Broadway show or celebrate at  a friend’s wedding.

Travel rules may vary depending on how and where you are going. Before heading to the airport, train station, or even packing your car for a road trip, check your destination for any changes in COVID-related restrictions. If you are flying, consult with your airline before departure to make sure you are abiding by any laws, including mask requirements. International travel has opened up a bit as people globally are receiving the vaccine, but many places are still struggling to get the pandemic under control. Some countries are allowing fully vaccinated tourists to visit, while others will require a quarantine period upon arrival. COVID testing is still required before departure in many places, so make sure you do your research before planning a trip.

Your local or state public health agency may continue to have rules in place to protect its citizens from spikes in the pandemic. Stay aware of any changes by checking your local and state public health agency’s website, as well as the CDC. 

Got questions?

Call a licensed sales agent at

866-576-2956 or TTY 711

Mon to Sun 5am - 8pm PT

Send us a message

We aim to reply within 24 hours.

    By submitting information on this website, you authorize Medicare Benefits Solutions, herein after referred to as “Medicare Benefits”, which is a brand operated by HealthCompare Insurance Services Inc., its agents, or affiliates to contact you (even if you’re on a state or national do not call registry) at the phone number or email address you provide to discuss your Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D (Drug) and Medicare Supplement plan options. The company may contact you through the use of an automated dialer or a prerecorded message. You understand that you are not required to authorize such marketing calls as a condition of purchasing a policy or receiving service and that you can change your permission preferences at any time.

    Find a plan

    Get plan recommendations

    Compare your current Medicare plan to our recommendations – then choose the plan that gives you more of the things you want.