COVID-19 News from the CDC

COVID-19 News from the CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

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2019 Novel Coronavirus

Cases in the U.S.

Thu, 19 May 2022 20:16:00 GMT

CDC COVID Data Tracker - Cases and Deaths by State

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Staffing Resources

Thu, 19 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Federal staffing resources for health departments.

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CDC COVID-19 Response Health Equity Strategy: Accelerating Progress Towards Reducing COVID-19 Disparities and Achieving Health Equity

Wed, 18 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Learn about the steps CDC is taking to reduce health disparities using data-driven approaches to foster engagement, lead outreach, and reduce stigma.

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Interim Guidelines for Collecting, Handling, and Testing Clinical Specimens for COVID-19

Wed, 18 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Health care providers should contact their local/state health department immediately to notify them of patients with fever and lower respiratory illness who they suspect may have COVID-19.

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Recommendations for People with COVID-19 and COVID-19 Close Contacts

Wed, 18 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Two infographics that summarize recommendations for people with COVID-19 and for COVID-19 close contacts.

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COVID-19 Forecasts: Deaths

Wed, 18 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Forecasts show national and state level cumulative reported and predicted deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. CDC is working with partners to bring together weekly COVID-19 forecasts in one place.

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Previous COVID-19 Forecasts: Hospitalizations

Wed, 18 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Learn about COVID-19 forecasts and modeling for new hospitalizations.

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Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19 while Traveling or Using Public Transportation

Tue, 17 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Information on protecting yourself and others from COVID-19 while traveling or using public transportation.

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Vaccines for COVID-19

Tue, 17 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Learn about COVID-19 vaccine planning, how vaccine recommendations will be made, and the work going into ensuring the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.

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CDC Science Agenda for COVID-19

Tue, 17 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

CDC SCIENCE AGENDA FOR COVID-19: BUILDING THE EVIDENCE BASE TO INFORM THE ONGOING PUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSE, 2020-2023

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COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Country

Mon, 16 May 2022 18:00:00 GMT

Search COVID-19 risk assessment by country larger map

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Key Resources

Mon, 16 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Key Resources for health departments on how to get and keep America open.

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Test for Current Infection (Viral Test)

Mon, 16 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Provides information on testing for coronavirus infection, including how to decide about testing, how to get a test, and what to do after a viral test.

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Selected Adverse Events Reported after COVID-19 Vaccination

Mon, 16 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines, and these vaccines will undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. CDC recommends you get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you are eligible. Adverse events described on this page have been reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).

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COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review

Fri, 13 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

A review of the week's key data from CDC's COVID Data Tracker, narrative interpretations, and visualizations.

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Archive of COVID-19 Vaccination Data Updates

Fri, 13 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

CDC reports COVID-19 vaccination data online on COVID Data Tracker and in vaccination datasets.

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CDC COVID-19 Global Response

Fri, 13 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

The goals of CDC's global response to COVID-19 are to limit human-to-human transmission, minimize the impact of COVID-19 in vulnerable countries with limited preparedness capacity, and reduce specific threats that pose current and future risk to the United States.

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Wearing Masks in Travel and Public Transportation Settings

Fri, 13 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Learn more about the recommendation for masks on public transportation and transportation hubs to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Air Travel Toolkit for Airline Partners

Fri, 13 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Communication Toolkit for Airlines to inform Travelers and Crew

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COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot

Fri, 13 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

People who have had 2 shots of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines may need to start receiving a COVID-19 booster shot 8 months after their second dose.

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Stay Up to Date with Your Vaccines

Thu, 12 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

people who are up to date with their vaccines are well protected from serious illness or other health outcomes.

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)-Associated Hospitalization Surveillance Network (COVID-NET)

Wed, 11 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Learn about hospital surveillance (rates) and how that information helps find who is most at risk for severe illness and death, including important demographic information

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Post-COVID Conditions: CDC Science

Fri, 06 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

CDC is analyzing healthcare data, partnering with clinicians, and working with researchers to learn more about post-COVID conditions (Long COVID).

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Information about the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

Thu, 05 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is an mRNA vaccine that requires 2 shots, 28 days apart. Learn about safety data, efficacy, and clinical trial demographics.

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Long-Term Effects of COVID-19

Thu, 05 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Heart conditions associated with COVID-19 include inflammation and damage to the heart muscle itself, known as myocarditis, or inflammation of the covering of the heart, known as pericarditis.

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Testing Strategies for SARS-CoV-2

Thu, 05 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

This guidance describes and compares different types of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) testing strategies, including their intended use and applications, regulatory requirements, and reporting requirements.

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CDC Accelerates Global COVID-19 Vaccinations through Global VAX

Thu, 05 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Factsheet information and resources for the global COVID-19 response, including non-U.S community mitigation, non-U.S. clinical mitigation.

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COVID-19 Testing Overview

Tue, 03 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

If you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 or you are a resident in a community where there is ongoing spread of COVID-19 and develop symptoms of COVID-19, call your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms and your exposure.

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International Travel

Tue, 03 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Travel requirements have changed for all passengers traveling to the United States by air. Know what you need to do to board a flight to the United States.

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International Travel During COVID-19

Tue, 03 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

There are several things to consider when deciding whether it is safe for you to travel in the United States. This includes the following: is COVID-19 spreading where you're going, will you be in close contact with others, are you at higher risk of severe illness if you do get COVID-19, do you have a plan for taking time off from work or school, do you live with someone who is older or has a severe chronic health condition, and is COVID-19 spreading where you live?

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Non-U.S. citizen, Non-U.S. immigrants: Air Travel to the United States

Tue, 03 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Noncitizen nonimmigrants must be fully vaccinated to travel by air to the US. When you travel to the US by air, you are also required to show a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of recovery.

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Interim Guidance on Management of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Correctional and Detention Facilities

Tue, 03 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Guidance on preparing for, preventing, and managing the spread of COVID-19 in correctional and detention facilities.

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Correctional and Detention Facilities

Tue, 03 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Resources for Correctional and Detention Facilities

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Travel: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Tue, 03 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Frequently Asked Questions regarding travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Communication Resources for Travelers

Tue, 03 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Communication Resources for Travelers regarding travel health alerts and COVID-19.

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Domestic Travel During COVID-19

Tue, 03 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

There are several things to consider when deciding whether it is safe for you to travel in the United States. This includes the following: is COVID-19 spreading where you're going, will you be in close contact with others, are you at higher risk of severe illness if you do get COVID-19, do you have a plan for taking time off from work or school, do you live with someone who is older or has a severe chronic health condition, and is COVID-19 spreading where you live?

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Travel

Tue, 03 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

This page includes information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for travelers and travel-related industries.

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v-safe COVID-19 Vaccine Pregnancy Registry

Mon, 02 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

This registry collects health information from pregnant people who get vaccinated. This helps to expand vaccine safety data to further ensure vaccine safety.

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Other Diagnostic Tests for SARS-CoV-2

Mon, 02 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Other diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2

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People with Certain Medical Conditions

Mon, 02 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT

People of Any Age with Underlying Medical Conditions

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Talking with the Patient - A Case Investigator's Guide to COVID-19

Fri, 29 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

This document focuses on communication strategies for case interviews and provides suggested language for case investigators as they cover each topic area during an interview.

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Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers

Fri, 29 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Noncitizen nonimmigrants must be fully vaccinated to travel by air to the US. Some categories of noncitizen nonimmigrants are excepted from the requirement but will need to fulfill other requirements.

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COVID-19 Vaccines for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People

Fri, 29 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

CDC recommends that moderately or severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least four weeks after a second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

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Treatments Your Healthcare Provider Might Recommend for Severe Illness

Fri, 29 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

This page provides a broad overview of therapies that are currently recommended for COVID-19 treatment. The FDA can issue emergency use authorizations (EUAs) to allow healthcare providers to use products that are not yet approved, or are approved for other uses, to treat patients with COVID-19 if certain legal requirements are met. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has developed and regularly updates Treatment Guidelines to help guide healthcare providers caring patients with COVID-19. Any treatments that are used for COVID-19 should be under the care of a healthcare provider.

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Clinical Care Guidance for Healthcare Professionals about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Fri, 29 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Find links to resources for clinicians caring for patients with a suspected or confirmed infection caused by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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About COVID-19 Vaccine Delivered and Administration Data

Fri, 29 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

CDC is using both new and existing information technology (IT) systems to rapidly collect reliable data about how many doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered (distribution) and how many people have been vaccinated with those doses (administration)

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COVID-19 Hospitalization and Death by Race/Ethnicity

Fri, 29 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Risk of COVID-19 hospitalization and death by race/ethnicity

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COVID-19 Hospitalization and Death by Age

Fri, 29 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Risk of COVID-19 hospitalization and death by age group

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Maintaining Essential Health Services During COVID-19 in Low Resource, Non-U.S. Settings

Fri, 29 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Globally, health systems have been challenged by the overwhelming demands of the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources and staff are being diverted to test and treat people with presumed or diagnosed COVID-19, and supplies are limited. Some healthcare services are being compromised in order to meet the demands of caring for COVID-19 patients, and many people fear accessing healthcare facilities due to fear of acquiring the virus.

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Health Equity in Action

Thu, 28 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Health Equity in Action

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Information about the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

Wed, 27 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is an mRNA vaccine that requires 2 shots, 21 days apart. Learn about safety data, efficacy, and clinical trial demographics.

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Information About Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

Wed, 27 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

J&J's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine is a viral vector vaccine that requires only 1 shot. Learn about safety data, efficacy, and clinical trial demographics.

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COVID-19 and Animals

Wed, 27 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Animals and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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What You Need to Know About Variants

Tue, 26 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Since November 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) has reported a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in London and southeast England. This rapid increase in cases has been linked to a different version-or variant-of the virus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2).

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SARS-CoV-2 Variant Classifications and Definitions

Tue, 26 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, have been reported in many countries around the world. Learn more about the current variants of concern.

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Health Equity

Fri, 22 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Systemic health and social inequities have put people from racial and ethnic minority groups at increased risk from COVID-19. Take steps to reduce health disparities.

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CDC Strategy for Global Response to COVID-19 (2020-2023)

Fri, 22 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Strategy defines CDC program priorities & guides development of criteria for monitoring & evaluating impact for CDC's global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Your COVID-19 Vaccination

Fri, 22 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

How to get a vaccine, what you need to know before your appointment, and what you can do when you are fully vaccinated.

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Quarantine and Isolation (Q&I) Calculator FAQ

Thu, 21 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Find guidance for health departments on people in U.S. communities exposed to a person with known or suspected COVID-19 or community-related exposure.

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Operation Expanded Testing

Wed, 20 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Learn more about CDC's Operation Expanded Testing (OpET) program to increase access to testing nationwide

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COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

Tue, 19 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Healthcare personnel who are pregnant or breastfeeding may get vaccinated for COVID-19, but there are many considerations that go into that decision.

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COVID-19 Vaccines for People Vaccinated Outside the United States

Tue, 19 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Learn about CDC's recommendations for people vaccinated outside of the United States, including accepted vaccines, primary series and booster guidance, and proof of vaccination information.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Specific Groups of People

Tue, 19 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Although the vaccine supply is currently limited, CDC is working toward making vaccines widely available for everyone at no cost. Learn more about your state's plan.

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Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination Data

Mon, 18 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

CDC reports COVID-19 vaccination data online on COVID Data Tracker and in vaccination datasets.  Timely and accurate reporting from jurisdictions provides the reliable data that can be reported by CDC to the public.

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Requirement for Face Masks on Public Transportation Conveyances and at Transportation Hubs

Mon, 18 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Effective immediately, CDC is strongly recommending that masks are worn by all passengers on and operators of public transportation conveyances to prevent spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

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How CDC Determines the Level of a Country's COVID-19 Travel Health Notice

Mon, 18 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

CDC notifies travelers and other audiences about health threats in destinations around the world through Travel Health Notices (THN). During the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC has also provided an interactive world map specifically showing COVID-19 travel recommendations by country.

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Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination

Fri, 15 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Answers to commonly asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines, including vaccine cost, availability, and types.

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Recommendations for Tribal Ceremonies and Gatherings During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Fri, 15 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Recommendations to help tribal communities, elders, and leaders decide how best to keep their communities safe and work to prevent the spread of COVID-19 when holding tribal ceremonies such as sweat lodge gatherings, seasonal ceremonies, pow wows and rodeos.

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Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination in Children

Thu, 14 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

This page is designed to answer frequently asked questions concerning children receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

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What Tribal Communities Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines

Thu, 14 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Facts about COVID-19 vaccines for American Indian and Native Alaskan tribal communities.

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COVID-19 Vaccines for People Who Would Like to Have a Baby

Thu, 14 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

This page uses medical data and research to provide information to males and females who would like to have a baby while getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Reporting COVID-19 Vaccinations in the United States

Wed, 13 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Information on COVID-19 vaccination data reported in CDC's COVID Data Tracker.

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Community, Work, and School

Mon, 11 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Preventing COVID-19 spread in schools, workplaces, and communities.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Data Systems and Data Sources

Fri, 08 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

COVID-19 information technology systems provide rapid and reliable data to track COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration to help inform decision-making regarding COVID-19 vaccination.

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Clinical Questions about COVID-19: Questions and Answers

Fri, 08 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

FAQ for Healthcare Professionals

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COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens

Thu, 07 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Kids 12 years of age and older can get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19. Get a vaccine for your child as soon as you can.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects in Children and Teens

Wed, 06 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Children and teens may have some side effects after getting their COVID-19 vaccine, but they should go away within a few days.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Safety in Children and Teens

Wed, 06 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Through continued safety monitoring, COVID-19 vaccination has been found safe for children and teens.

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COVID-19 Vaccination for Children and Teens with Disabilities

Wed, 06 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Learn about COVID-19 vaccination for children and teens with disabilities, and how to request accommodations at COVID-19 vaccination sites.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations for Children and Teens

Wed, 06 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

CDC recommends everyone ages 5 years and older get vaccinated against COVID-19. Everyone ages 12 years and older should also get a COVID-19 booster shot.

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Why Children and Teens Should Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Wed, 06 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

COVID-19 can make children and teens very sick and sometimes requires hospitalization. Help protect children ages 5 years and older by getting them vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Tribal Communities

Tue, 05 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Ongoing mitigation guidance, mitigation guidance, and prevention and support for tribal communities.

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Interim Guidance for Rapid Antigen Testing for SARS-CoV-2

Mon, 04 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Proper interpretation of antigen test results is important for accurate clinical management of patients with suspected COVID-19. This guidance can help healthcare providers make the most effective use of antigen tests in different situations.

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Leveraging Art to Bring the Community Together

Mon, 04 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

The Signs of Solidarity initiative uses the arts to convey public health messages and boost community trust in COVID-19 vaccines. Louise E. Shaw, the curator of the David J. Sencer CDC Museum, and her colleagues Kathleen Holmes and John Donovan partnered

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Collection and Submission of Postmortem Specimens from Deceased Persons with Known or Suspected COVID-19

Mon, 04 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Interim Guidance for Collection and Submission of Postmortem Specimens from Deceased Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19

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Guidance for SARS-CoV-2 Point-of-Care Testing

Mon, 04 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

This CDC webpage provides guidance on the regulatory requirements for SARS-CoV-2 POC testing, using POC tests safely, and information on reporting POC test results.

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How to Report COVID-19 Laboratory Data

Mon, 04 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Reporting COVID-19 Laboratory Data

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Laws and Regulations

Fri, 01 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and help our country cope during the pandemic, CDC has occasionally issued legally binding orders and regulations. They are listed here.

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Wed, 30 Mar 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Home Page

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Quarantine and Isolation

Wed, 30 Mar 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Quarantine after possible exposure to COVID-19 and stay home to monitor your health. Isolate when you have been infected with the virus and stay separated from others in your household.

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Evaluation for SARS-CoV-2 Testing in Animals

Wed, 30 Mar 2022 04:00:00 GMT

This is guidance for state public health veterinarians and state animal health officials to help guide decisions on testing animals for SARS-CoV-2.

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Omicron Variant: What You Need to Know

Tue, 29 Mar 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Learn what you should know about the Omicron variant and how to protect yourself and others.

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Social Media Toolkit - Masks

Tue, 29 Mar 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Provides messages and graphics to help ensure current, correct messaging from a trusted source, create collateral materials, and share resources regarding COVID-19.

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Investigating Long-Term Effects of Myocarditis

Tue, 29 Mar 2022 04:00:00 GMT

The Myocarditis Outcomes after mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination Investigation is a project to follow up on VAERS reports of myocarditis.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Equity for Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups

Tue, 29 Mar 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Vaccine equity and addressing vaccine disparities among racial and ethnic minority groups

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Stories from the Field: Examples of Successful Worker COVID-19 Vaccination Programs

Mon, 28 Mar 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Examples of Successful Worker COVID-19 Vaccination Programs

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COVID-19 Information for Specific Groups of People

Fri, 25 Mar 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Some people need to take extra precautions to avoid getting sick from COVID-19, like people at increased risk for severe illness or people in some vulnerable populations.

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Contact Tracing Resources for Health Departments

Fri, 25 Mar 2022 04:00:00 GMT

CDC general principles for COVID and what CDC is doing to support contact tracing.

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COVID-19 by County

Thu, 24 Mar 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Find out what the COVID-19 Community Level is in your area so you can learn about what precautions you can take to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

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