Monday, December 6, 2021

Omicron Variant

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
December 6, 2021
This message includes updates on the COVID-19 response from CDC. The COVID-19 Outbreak is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available.
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Omicron Variant

On November 26, 2021, the World Health Organization classified a new COVID-19 variant as a variant of concern and named it Omicron. As of December 4, 2021, Omicron has been identified in the United States and is reported now in more than 20 countries.


CDC has been actively monitoring and preparing for this variant and continues to work diligently with other U.S. and global public health and industry partners to learn more.


The virus that causes COVID-19 is constantly changing, and new variants of the virus are expected to occur. Sometimes new variants emerge and disappear. Other times, new variants persist.


The recent emergence of the Omicron variant further emphasizes the importance of vaccination, boosters, and general prevention strategies needed to protect against COVID-19. Everyone 5 and older should get vaccinated and boosters are recommended for everyone 18 years and older.


International Travelers U.S. travel requirements have changed learn more

International Travel

If you plan to travel internationally, you will need to get a COVID-19 viral test (regardless of vaccination status or citizenship) no more than 1 day before you travel by air into the United States. You must show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight.


As we learn more about the Omicron variant, this new one-day testing policy will help to protect travelers and the health and safety of American communities from COVID-19.


CDC continues to recommend that all travelers get a COVID-19 viral test 3-5 days after arrival, and that unvaccinated travelers should quarantine for 7 days after travel.


Do NOT travel if:

  • You have been exposed to COVID-19, unless you are fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days.
  • You are sick.
  • You tested positive for COVID-19 and haven’t ended isolation (even if you are fully vaccinated).
  • You are waiting for results of a COVID-19 test.


Keep your family and community safer this holiday season by getting fully vaccinated against COVID-19 vaccines.gov

Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines

Everyone 5 years and older is eligible to get a free COVID-19 vaccination.


Everyone ages 18 years and older who is fully vaccinated should get a booster shot.


COVID-19 vaccines are effective at helping protect against severe disease and death from the virus that causes COVID-19.


The benefits of COVID-19 vaccination outweigh the known and potential risks, which are rare.


People who are fully vaccinated can resume many activities they did before the pandemic. However, people should wear a mask indoors in public if they are in an area of substantial or high transmission.



New Edition Out Now COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review Friday, December 3, 2021 In this week's edition: Vaccination among pregnant people Find the latest data in CDC's COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review Subscribe: bit.ly/CDTsubscribe

COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review

People who are pregnant or were recently pregnant are at increased risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19, including ICU admission, being on a ventilator, death, and stillbirth. However, COVID-19 vaccination among pregnant people in the United States remains low. CDC recommends people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or who might become pregnant in the future get vaccinated against COVID-19. 



Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the U.S.

December 6, 2021

US states, territories, and District of Columbia have reported 49,002,475 cases of COVID-19 in the United States.


CDC provides updated U.S. case information online daily.


In addition to cases, deaths, and laboratory testing, CDC's COVID Data Tracker now has a Vaccinations tab to track distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in your state.

This map shows COVID-19 cases reported by U.S. states, the District of Columbia, New York City, and other U.S.-affiliated jurisdictions

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Monday, November 22, 2021

CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots to All Adults

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November 22, 2021
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CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots to All Adults

People age 18 years and older who received Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may get a booster six months after completion of their primary vaccination series.


Contact the location that set up your previous appointment. If you need to find a different location, there are several ways you can find a vaccine provider.


You may choose which COVID-19 vaccine you receive as a booster shot. Some people may prefer the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.


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Travel

If you are considering traveling for a holiday or event, visit CDC’s Travel page to help you decide what is best for you and your family. Delay travel until you are fully vaccinated.


Check your destination’s COVID-19 situation before travel. State, local, and territorial governments may have travel restrictions in place.

Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required in indoor areas of public transportation (including airplanes) and indoors in U.S. transportation hubs (including airports).


Do not travel if you have been exposed to COVID-19, you are sick, or if you test positive for COVID-19.


If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, get tested both before and after your trip.



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Antibodies and COVID-19

Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can be detected in the blood of people who have recovered from COVID-19 or people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Getting a vaccine is safer than getting COVID-19, and vaccination against COVID-19 is recommended for everyone ages 5 years and older.


If someone has already had COVID-19, vaccination against COVID-19 increases their body’s antibody response, which improves their protection.


It is important to remember that some people with antibodies may become infected after vaccination or after recovering from a past infection. The risk of infection, severe illness, hospitalization, and death are all much lower for vaccinated people compared to people who are unvaccinated.


New Edition Out Now Friday, November 19, 2021 In this week's edition:- COVID-19 hospitalization trends in children - Vaccination for children Find the latest data in CDC's COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review Subscribe bit.ly/CDTsubscribe

COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review

Rates of COVID-19 hospitalizations remain high in children between the ages of 5 through 11 years. While COVID-19 is usually milder in children compared with adults, it can make children very sick. CDC recommends everyone ages 5 years and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19. 



Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the U.S.

November 22, 2021

US states, territories, and District of Columbia have reported 47,649,156 cases of COVID-19 in the United States.


CDC provides updated U.S. case information online daily.


In addition to cases, deaths, and laboratory testing, CDC's COVID Data Tracker now has a Vaccinations tab to track distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in your state.

This map shows COVID-19 cases reported by U.S. states, the District of Columbia, New York City, and other U.S.-affiliated jurisdictions

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

1600 Clifton Rd   Atlanta, GA 30329   1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)   TTY: 888-232-6348
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Omicron Variant

This message includes updates on the COVID-19 response from CDC. This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it ...