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I got a request to book for two weeks from a woman who sounded lovely. Our listing says “we welcome COVID-19 vaccinated guests. Both of us are vaccinated,” or something very close to that. It’s in the first paragraph.
After she booked, and we messaged back and forth a couple of times, she said she just noticed the vaccination statement, and she isn’t yet. She’s still deciding whether she’s going to.
Anyway, she said she’d have to cancel. Fine with me. I told her we appreciated her honesty and that she should be able to cancel without any penalty, since it was the same day she booked for two weeks in the future.
We exchanged a few more nice notes with each other after she canceled. She said that when she is fully vaccinated, if she has reason to be back in my area, she’d love to stay here. I said we’d welcome her.
Based upon the moderated Airbnb community comments, hosts are doing it. I haven’t read all the posts but I have not seen a moderator comment about “not allowed” or “ not supported” or “against policies”.
I should think it also depends on the individual. Some might have antibodies for longer than others. Most of us of a certain age had chicken pox and measles as kids- there weren’t vaccines for those back then. And most people then never had those diseases again. Yet there are some people who have had them more than once.
So I doubt that 5 months is some antibody time frame that would apply to everyone equally.
The shingrix vaccine can have some miserable BRIEF side effects but is well worth getting to protect the recipient from a painful shingles outbreak and to protect others. (Sounds familiar…)
A surprising number of people have not been vaccinated against chicken pox or had it.
The exudate (oozing) from shingles blisters contains the virus & is highly contagious through contact. Meaning if the person with shingles touches an oozing blister then touches a handrail, then soon after, a never vaccinated person touches the handrail then rubs their eye, they may contract chicken pox. if the eye is infected the person may be blinded.