Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Updated CDC Recommendations for Respiratory Viruses - 7/2/2024

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July 2, 2024
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CDC Updates COVID-19, Flu, and RSV Vaccination Recommendations


On June 26 and 27, 2024, CDC updated its recommendations for vaccination against COVID-19, flu, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), based on recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

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Updated 2024-2025 COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendation    


CDC recommends everyone ages 6 months and older receive an updated 2024-2025 COVID-19 vaccine when these vaccines are available later this year. The 2024-2025 vaccine is formulated to protect against currently circulating variants of COVID-19 and will protect people from the potentially serious outcomes of COVID-19 illness this fall and winter. Vaccination continues to remain the safest and most dependable strategy to build immunity and protection against severe illness, hospitalization, and death caused by COVID-19.

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Updated 2024-2025 Flu Vaccine Recommendation   


CDC recommends everyone 6 months of age and older, with rare exceptions, receive an updated 2024-2025 flu vaccine to reduce the risk of influenza and its potentially serious complications this fall and winter. Most people need only one dose of the flu vaccine each season. While CDC recommends flu vaccination as long as influenza viruses are circulating, September and October remain the best times for most people to get vaccinated.

 

The updated 2024-2025 flu vaccine will be trivalent and will protect against an H1N1, H3N2 and a B/Victoria lineage virus. The composition of this season’s vaccine compared to last has been updated with a new influenza A(H3N2) virus.   

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Updated RSV Vaccination Recommendation for Older Adults    


If you have not already received an RSV vaccine and are age 60 or older, CDC now recommends a single dose of RSV vaccine as listed below:

  • Everyone ages 75 and older
  • People ages 60–74 who are at increased risk of severe RSV, meaning they have certain chronic medical conditions, such as lung or heart disease, or they live in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities.

The updated recommendation for adults 60 and older is intended to simplify RSV vaccine decision-making for clinicians and the public. It is based on data about which groups of older adults are most likely to get a severe RSV illness, and the effectiveness of RSV vaccines introduced in 2023.

 

The best time to get vaccinated is in late summer or early fall, before RSV usually starts to spread in the community. However, eligible adults can get an RSV vaccine at any time.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

H5N1 Bird Flu and Other Respiratory Virus Updates - 6/25/2024

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H5N1 Bird Flu: What CDC Is Doing    


CDC continues to respond to the public health challenge posed by a multistate outbreak of avian influenza A(H5N1) virus, or “H5N1 bird flu ,” in dairy cows and other animals in the United States. To date, there have been three human cases associated with the ongoing H5N1 bird flu outbreak in U.S. dairy cows. Based on the information available at this time, CDC believes that the overall risk to the general public posed by this virus remains low; however, people who have exposure to infected birds or animals are at greater risk and should take precautions.

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Respiratory Virus Snapshot   


The Respiratory Virus Weekly Snapshot provides an update on how COVID-19, influenza, and RSV may be spreading nationally and in your state. Check back every Friday for the latest data.

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Defining Long COVID      


Long COVID is a serious public health concern that affects millions of people across the United States. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) released two reports this month helping to further define Long COVID and examining the effects of the chronic condition on function and disability.

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COVID-19, Flu, and RSV Vaccine Recommendations     


CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) holds three regular meetings each year to review scientific data and vote on vaccine recommendations. Meetings are open to the public and available online via live webcast. COVID-19, flu, RSV, and other vaccine recommendations will be discussed at the June 26-28, 2024 meeting.

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Monday, May 20, 2024

CDC responds to H5N1 bird flu; From Me, To You campaign; and more - 5/20/2024

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CDC Responds to H5N1 Bird Flu


A multistate outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N1) virus has been detected in dairy cattle in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state public health and animal health officials, and other partners continue to respond to this outbreak using a One Health approach.
 
H5N1 bird flu has been detected in unpasteurized (raw) milk samples collected from sick cattle on dairy farms during the course of the outbreak investigation. Based on current evidence from FDA, the commercial pasteurized milk supply is considered safe because the pasteurization process is effective in killing H5N1 bird flu. Additionally, milk from sick cows is diverted or destroyed. However, while the risk of consuming raw milk and raw milk products with live H5N1 viruses is not fully known, theoretically, it could infect people with H5N1 bird flu, which can cause serious disease. In general, raw milk and any products made from raw milk can be contaminated with germs that can cause serious illness, hospitalization, or death. Anyone, even healthy adults, can get sick from drinking raw milk. Make the best decision for your health and the health of your family by always choosing pasteurized milk and products made with it.
 
Get weekly updates from CDC: H5N1 Bird Flu: Current Situation Summary

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From Me, To You 


As a new parent, you will share many things with your baby: your wisdom, your love, your excitement, and your joy. Getting recommended vaccinations while you’re pregnant helps your body create protective antibodies (proteins produced by the body to fight off illnesses) that you can pass on to your baby. These antibodies help protect your baby from several illnesses during their first few months of life. Help strengthen your baby’s immunity before they are even born. Talk to a healthcare provider you trust about the vaccines that are right for you during your pregnancy.

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PCR Tests Are the Most Reliable Type of COVID-19 Test 


Testing for COVID-19 can help you decide what to do next, like getting treatment to reduce your risk of severe illness and taking steps to lower your chances of spreading the virus to others. If you are at higher risk for severe COVID-19, talk to your healthcare provider about PCR tests to avoid delayed diagnosis. Don’t delay: Treatment must be started within 5-7 days after you first develop symptoms.

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Updated CDC Recommendations for Respiratory Viruses - 7/2/2024

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