Monday, December 20, 2021

We Have the Tools to Fight Omicron

Received this email from a friend? Sign up now

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC 24/7: Saving Lives, Protecting People
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
December 20, 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.
Illustration with mask, testing swab and pill bottle with text - we have the tools to fight Omicron

Omicron Variant: What You Need to Know 

Vaccines remain the best public health measure to protect people from COVID-19, slow transmission, and reduce the likelihood of new variants emerging.


Scientists are currently investigating Omicron, including how protected fully vaccinated people will be against infection, hospitalization, and death.


Masks offer protection against all variants. CDC continues to recommend wearing a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high community transmission, regardless of vaccination status.



New booster update CDC now recommends that everyone ages 18 and older get a COVID-19 booster shot. When? At least 2 months after a 1-dose vaccine, Johnson & Johnson/Jansen or At least 6 months after a 2-dose vaccine, Pfizer-BIONTech or Moderna Find out more at CDC.gov/coronavirus

COVID-19 Booster Shots

The recent emergence of the Omicron variant further emphasizes the importance of vaccination, boosters, and prevention efforts needed to protect against COVID-19.


If you need help scheduling your booster shot, contact the location that set up your previous appointment. If you need to get your booster shot in a location different from where you received your previous shot, there are several ways you can find a vaccine provider.


Bring your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record card to your booster shot appointment so your provider can fill in the information about your booster dose. If you did not receive a card at your first appointment, contact the vaccination site where you got your first shot or your state health department to find out how you can get a card.


You may experience side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. These are normal signs that your body is building protection against COVID-19.



Illustration of clock box with text COVID-19 Self test and swabs

Self-Testing for COVID-19

Self-testing is one of several risk-reduction strategies to reduce the chances of COVID-19 transmission. They may be used regardless of vaccination or symptom status.


Consider using a self-test before joining indoor gatherings with others who are not in your household.


Self-tests can be used at home or anywhere, are easy to use, and produce rapid results. If your self-test has a positive result, stay home or isolate for 10 days, wear a mask if you have contact with others, and call your healthcare provider.



New edition out now Friday, December 17, 2021 In this week's edition: - COVID-19 trends - Holiday precautions Find the latest data in CDC's COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review Subscribe:bit.ly/CDTsubscribe

COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have all increased in recent weeks, with many parts of the country experiencing substantial or high levels of community transmission. As people travel and gather this holiday season, take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones. We know COVID-19 vaccines & boosters, masking, and physical distancing work to prevent COVID-19 spread. 

 


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

December 20, 2021

US states, territories, and District of Columbia have reported 50,791,012 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
Questions or Problems  |  Unsubscribe

Monday, December 6, 2021

Omicron Variant

Received this email from a friend? Sign up now

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC 24/7: Saving Lives, Protecting People
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.
Illustration of Omicron variant

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

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

1600 Clifton Rd   Atlanta, GA 30329   1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)   TTY: 888-232-6348
Questions or Problems  |  Unsubscribe

CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children

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