Monday, April 26, 2021

What to Do If You Received the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
April 26, 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.
Protect against COVID-19. A safe and effective vaccine to protect against COVID-19 is now available.

What to Do If You Received the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

After a temporary pause, CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommend use of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen (J&J/Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine resume in the United States. A review of all available data at this time shows that the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine’s known and potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks. However, women under 50 years old should be aware of the rare but increased risk of the adverse event called thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS), and that there are other COVID-19 vaccine options available for which this risk has not been seen. CDC and FDA will continue to monitor the safety of all COVID-19 vaccines. 

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COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review

Understanding variants of the virus that cause COVID-19 and their spread can help stop the virus. Track COVID-19 variants across the globe on CDC’s COVID Data Tracker. 



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Guidance for Operating Youth and Summer Camps During COVID-19

Youth and summer camps can play an important role in the lives of children, including supporting their social, emotional, and physical development. Updated CDC guidance can help camp administrators operate while preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting campers, their families, staff, and communities. Camp administrators, in collaboration with state, local, territorial, and tribal health officials, can adapt these recommendations to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the populations served in youth day camps. 


Safer Ways to Celebrate Spring Events and Holidays

Attending gatherings to celebrate events and holidays increases your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. The safest way to celebrate this year is virtually, with people who live with you, or outside and at least 6 feet apart from others. Safer ways to celebrate include the following.

  • Decorate your home with holiday themed items and banners.
  • Host a video chat party with family and friends to share in the celebration.
  • Plan a special meal inspired by the holiday or event.
  • Have an outdoor celebration with everyone at least 6 feet apart and wearing masks.
  • Watch virtual events and celebrations.

If you plan to celebrate with others, outdoors is safer than indoors. Travel may increase your chance of spreading and getting COVID-19. If you travel, you should still take steps to protect yourself and others. 

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

April 26, 2021

US states, territories, and District of Columbia have reported 31,883,289 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, April 19, 2021

What to Do If You Received the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

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April 19, 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.
Protect against COVID-19. A safe and effective vaccine to protect against COVID-19 is now available.

What to Do If You Received the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

If you received the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, your risk of having a blood clot is also very low and that risk will decrease over time.

Contact your healthcare provider and seek medical treatment urgently if you develop any of the following symptoms:

  • Severe headache
  • Backache
  • New neurologic symptoms
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Leg swelling
  • Tiny red spots on the skin (petechiae)
  • New or easy bruising

If you have any adverse events after vaccination, report them to v-safe and the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System

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COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review

Despite more Americans being vaccinated every day, COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are increasing in some parts of the country. Cases are increasing among young people who have not yet been vaccinated. Continue to wear a mask and stay at least 6 feet apart from others, even when you are fully vaccinated, to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review has more information about the state of the pandemic. 



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COVID-19 Breakthrough Case Investigations and Reporting

As of April 14, 2021, more than 75 million people in the United States had been fully vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccines are effective and are a critical tool to bring the pandemic under control. However no vaccines are 100% effective at preventing illness. Like with other vaccines, vaccine breakthrough cases will occur, even though the vaccines are working as expected. CDC is leading multiple vaccine effectiveness studies to ensure COVID-19 vaccines are working as expected. 


COVID-19 Vaccines for People at Increased Risk for Severe Illness from COVID-19

Everyone 16 years of age and older is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic. Adults of any age with certain underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for and can be administered to most people with underlying medical conditions. 


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

April 19, 2021

US states, territories, and District of Columbia have reported 31,444,706 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

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Which COVID-19 Vaccine?

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April 12, 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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Which COVID-19 Vaccine?

All COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized in the United States are safe and effective. The best COVID-19 vaccine is the first one that is available to you. CDC does not recommend one vaccine brand over another.

Learn more about the three vaccines that are authorized and recommended to prevent COVID-19:

You can find answers to your questions, including information on side effects, what activities you can start doing after vaccination, and more.


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COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review

COVID-19 cases in the United States have been steadily increasing. This increase could be driven by more contagious variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. B.1.1.7, the most common variant in the United States, has been reported in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Learn more about these variants in CDC’s COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review: http://bit.ly/CDTweeklyreview



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Health Equity in Action

To help the United States succeed against COVID-19, CDC is working with state, territorial, local, and tribal partners, and community-serving organizations, to ensure all public health actions address health disparities for all populations.


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Post-COVID Conditions

Although most people with COVID-19 get better within weeks to months of illness, some do not. CDC and experts around the world are working to learn more about short- and long-term health effects associated with COVID-19, who gets them, and why. CDC uses the term post-COVID conditions to describe health issues that persist more than four weeks after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.


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

April 12, 2021

US states, territories, and District of Columbia have reported 31,015,033 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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