A vial of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at an Eau Claire vaccination clinic for front-line health care workers in November.

EAU CLAIRE — A Mayo Clinic expert on Wednesday praised new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which says that people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely socialize with other vaccinated people indoors, without masks — and sometimes in other circumstances.

The CDC is trying to show that there’s “no situation in which there is no risk, so it recognizes a range of risk,” said Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group.

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