Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke out on Monday to say that American families can “feel good about enjoying a typical” Thanksgiving and Christmas, but only if they’ve received a shot against COVID-19, of course.

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The Hill reported that while Fauci warned that the U.S. is still counting tens of thousands of new cases per day and that he recommended masks in indoor congregate settings, he also feels that the “fully vaccinated” should feel comfortable gathering with other family and friends who have also received a shot in private settings over the holidays.

“If you get vaccinated and your family’s vaccinated, you can feel good about enjoying a typical Thanksgiving, Christmas with your family and close friends,” Fauci said at a Bipartisan Policy Center event.

“When you go to indoor congregate settings, go the extra mile, be safe, wear a mask,” he continued. “But when you are with your family at home, goodness, enjoy it with your parents, your children, your grandparents. There’s no reason not to do that.”

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Fauci, who is the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, went on to say that the pandemic is not permanent.

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“This will end, we are not going to be going through this indefinitely,” he said. “How quickly we get to the end depends on us, how well we vaccinate, how well we get boosted and how well we do the kinds of things to protect ourselves.”

Health officials have been warning lately that the colder weather of winter could bring an increase in COVID-19 cases.

“As winter approaches again and as people get prepared for the holidays…we should be prepared for the fact that there may be an uptick in cases that we see in various parts of the country with cold weather,” Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said this week.

Last month, Fauci gave his blessing to the vaccinated to gather for the holidays with their families.

“That’s one the reasons why we emphasized why it’s so important to get vaccinated, not only for your own safety, for that of your family, but also for the good of the community, to keep the level of infection down,” he said, according to Fox5 Atlanta. “When you do that, there’s no reason at all why you can’t enjoy the holidays in a family way, the way we’ve traditionally done it all along.

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“When you’re in the family unit, among people who are vaccinated, I think you should just enjoy the holidays as best you can in the family spirit,” Fauci added at the time. “For those who are not vaccinated, first, I would encourage them very strongly to get vaccinated, but if they’re not, they should do what the CDC recommends,” which includes wearing a mask indoors.