Monday, June 7, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
June 7, 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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COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens

CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccination for everyone ages 12 and older. Learn more about what you and your child or teen can do when you have been fully vaccinated. Children 12 and older are able to get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Search vaccines.gov, text your zip code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you. 

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Colleges, Universities and Higher Learning

Institutions of higher education can help slow the spread of COVID-19 by providing information about and offering COVID-19 vaccination, promoting vaccine trust and confidence, and making getting vaccinated easy and convenient. CDC has updated guidance for IHEs about COVID-19 vaccination and prevention strategies for IHEs, whether everyone is fully vaccinated or not. 


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Myths and Facts About COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Accurate vaccine information is critical and can help stop common myths and rumors. It can be difficult to know which sources of information you can trust. Before considering vaccine information on the Internet, check that the information comes from a credible source and is updated on a regular basis. 


New Edition Out Now image of phone with COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review Friday, June 4, 2021 report In this week's edition: Trends in adolescent hospitalization Adolescent vaccination Find the latest data on CDC's COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review

COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review

Young people are less likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19 than adults, but cases of severe disease have been documented in adolescents ages 12-17. Recent increases in COVID-19-associated hospitalization rates and the potential for severe disease in this age group reinforce the need for vaccination and other prevention strategies. Read more about adolescent COVID-19 trends and considerations for summer activities in the COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review



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

June 7, 2021

US states, territories, and District of Columbia have reported 33,193,680 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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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Types of Masks

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
June 1, 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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Types of Masks

If you’re unvaccinated, there are many types of masks you can use to protect yourself and others from getting and spreading COVID-19. When choosing a mask, choose one that fits snugly. A cloth or disposable mask should be worn anytime you are indoors or outdoors with people who don’t live with you.


Some masks are designed and tested to ensure they perform at a consistent level to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These masks are labeled to tell you what standard they meet. 


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Choosing Safer Activities

Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, find a vaccine


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Playing Sports

If you’re unvaccinated and playing sports, stay home if you have tested positive for COVID-19 or are waiting on test results, are showing COVID-19 symptoms, or have had a close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19. Bring your own equipment, like gloves, head gear, helmets, water bottles, and bats, if possible, to limit sharing equipment. Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from other players when possible. Also,

  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect yourself and others.
  • Clean or sanitize your hands before and after practices, games, and sharing equipment.
  • Tell a coach or staff member if you don’t feel well.


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Guidance for Operating Youth Camps

CDC recommends that everyone ages 12 and older get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible. CDC has updated guidance for all types of youth day and overnight camps that camp programs can use to help maintain healthy environments for both vaccinated and unvaccinated campers, lower the risk of COVID-19 in their programs, and prepare for when someone is sick with

COVID-19. 


New edition out now COVID Data Tracker Review COVID-19 Trends Routine Medical Care

COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review

COVID-19 cases and deaths have fallen to their lowest levels in nearly a year. Many people put off medical care to stay safe from COVID-19. As you begin to resume activities you were doing before the pandemic, consider adding routine medical care back to your list of things to do.  Read more about COVID-19 trends and other considerations in the COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review.



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

June 1, 2021

US states, territories, and District of Columbia have reported 33,093,238 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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COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens

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