Is It Safe for My Parents to Visit Once They’re Vaccinated?

Is It Safe for My Parents to Visit Once They’re Vaccinated?

This article originally appeared in Conde Nast Traveller.

The last time my parents and I were together it was January of 2020. I visited them in Madison, Wisconsin, flying out from New York with my one-year-old son, their first grandchild.

At the time the biggest concern was whether or not I’d be able to effectively schlep a carry-on, diaper bag, stroller, and car seat through security by myself. A year later, carting gear through the airport feels like a more frivolous travel concern. My parents are in their mid-60s and both of them have had health issues that likely put them at higher risk of a bad COVID-19 outcome. And so it has been exclusively FaceTime and Zoom ever since.