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I have CLL and have received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Can you tell me whether it would be safe to go to a museum that uses social distance circles to distance patrons from each other?

Ask the Doctor Question:

I have CLL and have received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Can you tell me whether it would be safe to go to a museum that uses social distance circles to distance patrons from each other?

Answer: We completely understand everyone’s desire to get out and do things, and we want just as much as you for life’s activities to return to normal. Unfortunately, with a museum being an indoor space and the prevalent Delta variant being so much more contagious (and potentially deadly), going out to a museum is not a risk we would recommend taking at this time. That being said, we understand that everyone has to perform their own risk assessment and then make their own decisions. We shared the CDC guidance late last spring that might be helpful. Here is that graphic:

Look at the column on the left-hand side where you see the gray bubble that says “those with CLL.

We hope this is helpful. A couple of additional things to consider that have come up since that graphic was shared include:

  • Do you know if you responded to the vaccine and what your antibody levels are?
  • Did you receive the booster yet?
  • Do you have a tightly fitted N-95 that you could wear?
  • Could you go during a time where crowds are at a minimum?