(CNN)A maskless Memorial Day weekend is a huge deal. People are traveling, Covid-19 cases are down across most of the country and vaccines have made their way into millions of arms.

And while glimpses of normalcy are exciting to see, one health expert is warning that the millions of people who have not been vaccinated may pose high risks to each other. People crowd the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California, on Saturday, May 29, 2021. People crowd the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California, on Saturday, May 29, 2021. People crowd the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California, on Saturday, May 29, 2021. Dr. Leana Wen, a CNN medical analyst, said people who are fully vaccinated and are generally healthy “should feel very well protected.”But she offered a more critical insight on those who are not. “Those who remain at risk are those who are unvaccinated,” Wen told CNN on Saturday. “And that includes children who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated as well as adults who just have not been vaccinated yet.” Read MoreShe added that even though 40% of the country is fully vaccinated, the risk remains high because a large portion of the population still hasn’t been inoculated. While the number of new Covid-19 cases have dropped significantly, that also means “the virus has fewer places to go.””And so those people who are unvaccinated are now still at high risk because we do have more transmissible variants, and unfortunately those individuals who don’t have immunity are not protected from these variants that can wreak a lot of havoc,” Wen explained. Motorcyclists wait for traffic along North Ocean Blvd. on May 29, 2021 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Motorcyclists wait for traffic along North Ocean Blvd. on May 29, 2021 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Motorcyclists wait for traffic along North Ocean Blvd. on May 29, 2021 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. People who are severely immunocompromised and have received a vaccine may also potentially be at risk, she said. As of Saturday, more than 167 million people in the US — 50% of the total population — have received at least one vaccine dose, and more than 134 million people are fully vaccinated, data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows.The current 7-day average of daily new cases in the US is 21,627, a more than 22% decrease from the previous week, according to the CDC. “Go, get vaccinated, hit the beach. Real simple.”As people get out and about this long weekend, states are jumping at the opportunity to get more vaccine shots into arms. New Jersey launched a new program, “Shots at the Shore,” to incentivize people to take the vaccine. People who head down to the Jersey shore will have the option to receive any of the three vaccines — Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson — Gov. Phil Murphy said. Younger people ages 12 to 15 may take the Pfizer shot.People ride along the boardwalk on the Jersey shore on May 27, 2021 in Wildwood, New Jersey. People ride along the boardwalk on the Jersey shore on May 27, 2021 in Wildwood, New Jersey. People ride along the boardwalk on the Jersey shore on May 27, 2021 in Wildwood, New Jersey. Vaccination sites are set up in Pier Village, Sandy Hook, Long Branch, and Asbury Park from 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. on Memorial Day weekend, Murphy said.New Jersey is one of 10 states that has reached and exceeded President Joe Biden’s goal to vaccinate 70% of their populations by July 4. Meanwhile, New York City was also slated to post buses at beaches and parks this Memorial Day weekend offering free Covid-19 vaccinations, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. Buses were planned at Brighton Beach, the Rockaways, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Central Park and Governors Island, to name a few, the mayor said. “We’re going to go the extra mile, whatever it takes,” said de Blasio. “You’re going to see our vaccine buses out all over New York City the next few days.”Go, get vaccinated, hit the beach. Real simple.”In pictures: How Americans are spending their Memorial Day weekendIn pictures: How Americans are spending their Memorial Day weekend Photos: How Americans are spending their Memorial Day weekendElias Loosen plants a flag as part of the War Memorial Center's Field of Flags community event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Saturday, May 29. Elias Loosen plants a flag as part of the War Memorial Center's Field of Flags community event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Saturday, May 29. Photos: How Americans are spending their Memorial Day weekendElias Loosen plants a flag as part of the War Memorial Center’s Field of Flags community event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Saturday, May 29. Hide Caption 1 of 16Tubers make their way to the lower Salt River in Arizona on Saturday.Tubers make their way to the lower Salt River in Arizona on Saturday. Photos: How Americans are spending their Memorial Day weekendTubers make their way to the lower Salt River in Arizona on Saturday.Hide Caption 2 of 16People gather to watch the Memorial Day Hyundai Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach on Saturday.People gather to watch the Memorial Day Hyundai Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach on Saturday. Photos: How Americans are spending their Memorial Day weekendPeople gather to watch the Memorial Day Hyundai Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach on Saturday.Hide Caption 3 of 16Larry Bustetter, left, an Air Force veteran, and Henry Knebel, an Army veteran, salute after placing flags at Los Angeles National Cemetery on Saturday.Larry Bustetter, left, an Air Force veteran, and Henry Knebel, an Army veteran, salute after placing flags at Los Angeles National Cemetery on Saturday. Photos: How Americans are spending their Memorial Day weekendLarry Bustetter, left, an Air Force veteran, and Henry Knebel, an Army veteran, salute after placing flags at Los Angeles National Cemetery on Saturday.Hide Caption 4 of 16Motorcyclists wait for traffic along North Ocean Blvd. in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.Motorcyclists wait for traffic along North Ocean Blvd. in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Photos: How Americans are spending their Memorial Day weekendMotorcyclists wait for traffic along North Ocean Blvd. in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.Hide Caption 5 of 16People ride the roller coaster at the pier in Santa Monica, California, on Saturday.People ride the roller coaster at the pier in Santa Monica, California, on Saturday. Photos: How Americans are spending their Memorial Day weekendPeople ride the roller coaster at the pier in Santa Monica, California, on Saturday.Hide Caption 6 of 16A large crowd gathers to watch a street performance in Times Square, in New York City.A large crowd gathers to watch a street performance in Times Square, in New York City. Photos: How Americans are spending their Memorial Day weekendA large crowd gathers to watch a street performance in Times Square, in New York City.Hide Caption 7 of 16People ride escalators on their way to baggage claim at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta on Friday, May 28.People ride escalators on their way to baggage claim at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta on Friday, May 28. Photos: How Americans are spending their Memorial Day weekendPeople ride escalators on their way to baggage claim at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta on Friday, May 28.Hide Caption 8 of 16Volunteers place flags at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel, Iowa, on Friday.Volunteers place flags at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel, Iowa, on Friday. Photos: How Americans are spending their Memorial Day weekendVolunteers place flags at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel, Iowa, on Friday.Hide Caption 9 of 16People enjoy the boardwalk on Friday in Wildwood, New Jersey.People enjoy the boardwalk on Friday in Wildwood, New Jersey. Photos: How Americans are spending their Memorial Day weekendPeople enjoy the boardwalk on Friday in Wildwood, New Jersey.Hide Caption 10 of 16Jacqueline Blair hangs ribbons on flags Friday in Russ Freeman Park's Field of Honor in Idaho Falls, Idaho. A thousand flags will be on display at the park through Memorial Day.Jacqueline Blair hangs ribbons on flags Friday in Russ Freeman Park's Field of Honor in Idaho Falls, Idaho. A thousand flags will be on display at the park through Memorial Day. Photos: How Americans are spending their Memorial Day weekendJacqueline Blair hangs ribbons on flags Friday in Russ Freeman Park’s Field of Honor in Idaho Falls, Idaho. A thousand flags will be on display at the park through Memorial Day.Hide Caption 11 of 16Travelers pass through the concourse Friday at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia.Travelers pass through the concourse Friday at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. Photos: How Americans are spending their Memorial Day weekendTravelers pass through the concourse Friday at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia.Hide Caption 12 of 16Beachgoers watch as US Marine helicopters practice maneuvers Friday for an air and sea show in Miami Beach, Florida.Beachgoers watch as US Marine helicopters practice maneuvers Friday for an air and sea show in Miami Beach, Florida. Photos: How Americans are spending their Memorial Day weekendBeachgoers watch as US Marine helicopters practice maneuvers Friday for an air and sea show in Miami Beach, Florida.Hide Caption 13 of 16A US soldier places a flag as part of the Flags In ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, May 27. More than 1,000 service members placed flags in front of more than 260,000 headstones.A US soldier places a flag as part of the Flags In ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, May 27. More than 1,000 service members placed flags in front of more than 260,000 headstones. Photos: How Americans are spending their Memorial Day weekendA US soldier places a flag as part of the Flags In ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, May 27. More than 1,000 service members placed flags in front of more than 260,000 headstones.Hide Caption 14 of 16People ride along the boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey, on Thursday.People ride along the boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey, on Thursday. Photos: How Americans are spending their Memorial Day weekendPeople ride along the boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey, on Thursday.Hide Caption 15 of 16Vehicles head east out of Los Angeles on  Interstate 10 in Alhambra, California, on Thursday. More than 37 million people were expected to travel 50 miles or more from home between Thursday and Monday, according to AAA.Vehicles head east out of Los Angeles on  Interstate 10 in Alhambra, California, on Thursday. More than 37 million people were expected to travel 50 miles or more from home between Thursday and Monday, according to AAA. Photos: How Americans are spending their Memorial Day weekendVehicles head east out of Los Angeles on Interstate 10 in Alhambra, California, on Thursday. More than 37 million people were expected to travel 50 miles or more from home between Thursday and Monday, according to AAA.Hide Caption 16 of 1601 memorial day weekend 052907 memorial day weekend 052904 memorial day weekend 052903 memorial day weekend 052908 memorial day weekend 052905 memorial day weekend 052906 memorial day weekend 052908 memorial day weekend 052901 memorial day weekend 0528 RESTRICTED02 memorial day weekend 052803 memorial day weekend 052804 memorial day weekend 052805 memorial day weekend 052814b photos this week 0528 06 memorial day weekend 052707 memorial day weekend 0527Overall, nearly 294 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the US, according to CDC data published Saturday. Miami Beach mayor on tourist influx: “The virus is still here”Travel was in the air this weekend, hitting a pandemic-era record of passengers on Friday. About 1.96 million people traveled through US airports, according to the Transportation Security Administration. “We’re creeping up to 2 million. Please wear your mask, respect TSA/airport/airline crew, arrive early & pack your patience!” a spokesperson for the TSA tweeted. People relax on the sand during the Memorial Day Hyundai Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Florida on May 29, 2021.People relax on the sand during the Memorial Day Hyundai Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Florida on May 29, 2021.People relax on the sand during the Memorial Day Hyundai Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Florida on May 29, 2021.Some of those travelers headed to Miami Beach, Florida, where Mayor Dan Gelber expressed concern over the influx of tourists to his city this Memorial Day weekend. Gelber said one of the problems is that “we’re one of the few places open, but we’re also a very attractive destination. So simply, too many people are coming.””The virus is still here,” he reminded everyone when speaking with CNN’s Kate Bolduan on Friday. “The volume of people that have been coming here is very unprecedented, and some who are coming are looking to sort of act out.”The mayor said there will be “an enormous saturation of police officers” on patrol over the long weekend.

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