Monday, November 21, 2022

Finding an Updated Bivalent COVID-19 Booster

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
November 21, 2022
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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Finding an Updated Bivalent COVID-19 Booster


CDC recommends that people ages 5 years and older receive one updated (bivalent) booster if it has been at least 2 months since their last COVID-19 vaccine dose, whether that was:

  • Their final primary series dose, or
  • An original (monovalent) booster

People who have gotten more than one original (monovalent) booster are also recommended to get an updated (bivalent) booster.


To find an updated bivalent booster:

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What to Do If You Were Exposed to COVID-19


After being exposed to COVID-19, start precautions immediately and continue for 10 full days:

If you test negative, continue taking precautions through day 10
If you test positive, isolate immediately

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COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review



On November 16, CDC released a report that examines recent and overall trends in COVID-19-related mortality among adults in the United States.

 


COVID-19 Community Levels

CDC uses COVID-19 Community Levels to determine the disease’s impact on counties and recommend prevention measures.


CDC also tracks cases, laboratory tests, vaccinations, deaths, and other pandemic data and provides them on our COVID Data Tracker.


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Monday, November 7, 2022

Improving Ventilation in Your Home

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November 7, 2022
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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Improving Ventilation in Your Home


Small particles that people breathe out can contain virus particles, including the virus that causes COVID-19. If a guest visits your home, improving ventilation (air flow) can help prevent virus particles from accumulating in the air.

Improving ventilation can help you reduce virus particles in your home and keep COVID-19 from spreading. You may or may not know if someone in your home or if a visitor to your home has COVID-19 or other respiratory viruses.

Ventilate your home by getting fresh air into your home, filtering the air that is there, and improving air flow. Good ventilation, along with other preventive actions, can help prevent you and others from getting and spreading COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses.

Use CDC’s Interactive Home Ventilation Tool to learn how you can decrease the level of COVID-19 virus particles during and after a guest visits your home.


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COVID-19 Treatments and Medications


If you test positive for COVID-19 and are more likely to get very sick, treatments are available that can reduce your chances of hospitalization and death.

People who are more likely to get very sick include older adults (ages 50 years or more, with risk increasing with age), people who are unvaccinated, and people with certain medical conditions, such as chronic lung disease, heart disease, or a weakened immune system.


Medications to treat COVID-19 must be prescribed by a healthcare provider and started as soon as possible after diagnosis to be effective. The Treatment Locator (hhs.gov) can help you find a location that offers testing and treatment or a pharmacy where you can fill your prescription.

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COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review


The combination of COVID-19, flu, and RSV could continue to stress the healthcare system this fall and winter.

As people start to travel and gather for the holidays, it’s vitally important that we protect ourselves and others from COVID-19 and all respiratory viruses.

Learn more in the COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review

COVID-19 Community Levels

CDC uses COVID-19 Community Levels to determine the disease’s impact on counties and recommend prevention measures.


CDC also tracks cases, laboratory tests, vaccinations, deaths, and other pandemic data and provides them on our COVID Data Tracker.


U.S. map showing COVID-19 Community Levels

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Monday, October 17, 2022

CDC Expands Updated COVID-19 Vaccines to Include Children Ages 5 Through 11

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October 17, 2022
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CDC Expands Updated COVID-19 Vaccines to Include Children Ages 5 Through 11


CDC has approved the expanded use of the updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5 through 11 years. This follows the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authorization of updated COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech for children ages 5 through 11 years, and from Moderna for children and adolescents ages 6 through 17 years.

Updated COVID-19 vaccines help to restore protection that has waned since previous vaccination and help to fight off a wider range of variants.

These are critical next steps forward in our country’s vaccination program—a program that has helped provide increased protection against severe COVID-19 disease and death.

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Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines Including Boosters


Updated (bivalent) boosters are available. CDC recommends everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines for their age group:

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine after you recover from COVID-19 infection provides added protection against COVID-19.


If you recently had COVID-19, you may consider delaying your next vaccine dose (primary dose or booster) by 3 months from when your symptoms started or, if you had no symptoms, when you first received a positive test.


People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised have different recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines.


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COVID-19 Testing: What You Need to Know


When you get tested for COVID-19:

  • Make sure to test at the right time
  • Choose the right type of test for your circumstance
  • Follow test directions as recommended by FDA to be sure your test results are correct

Learn where testing locations are located in your community: Community-Based Testing Sites for COVID-19 | HHS.gov


If you test positive, Contact your healthcare provider, health department, or Community Health Center to learn about treatment options. If you don’t have timely access to a healthcare provider, check if a Test to Treat location is in your community.


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COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review


“Outside is safer” is always a good rule for pandemic holidays, and that’s easy to do while trick-or-treating on Halloween. 


See this week’s COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review for strategies to take care of yourself and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

COVID-19 Community Levels

CDC uses COVID-19 Community Levels to determine the disease’s impact on counties and recommend prevention measures.


CDC also tracks cases, laboratory tests, vaccinations, deaths, and other pandemic data and provides them on our COVID Data Tracker.


U.S. map showing COVID-19 Community Levels

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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Finding an Updated Bivalent COVID-19 Booster

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