Monday, July 25, 2022

Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine

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Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine


CDC has endorsed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine be used as another primary series option for adults ages 18 years and older.

Novavax is a protein subunit vaccine. These vaccines package harmless proteins of the COVID-19 virus alongside another ingredient called an adjuvant that helps the immune system respond to the virus in the future.

Vaccines using protein subunits have been used for more than 30 years in the United States, beginning with the first licensed hepatitis B vaccine. Other protein subunit vaccines used in the United States today include those to protect against influenza and whooping cough.

Two doses of Novavax are given in the primary series, 3–8 weeks apart. People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should also receive 2 doses, given 3 weeks apart (a 3rd primary dose is not currently authorized).

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine is not authorized for use as a booster dose.

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V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker


Use your smartphone to tell CDC how you, or your dependent, feel after getting any dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Your participation in V-safe helps CDC monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines for everyone.

V-safe provides personalized and confidential health check-ins via text messages and web surveys so you can quickly and easily share with CDC how you, or your dependent, feel after getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

V-safe features:
  • Enrolling is fast and easy! Sign up during the waiting period after you get any dose of COVID-19 vaccine or at any time after vaccination
  • Add a dependent and complete health check-ins on their behalf
  • Enter and report how you, or your dependent, feel after first, second, additional, and booster doses
  • Available in multiple languages including English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese
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Staying up to date on COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters, offers the best protection against severe COVID-19. However, millions of people in the U.S. eligible for boosters have not gotten theirs.

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, July 18, 2022

Know Your COVID-19 Community Level

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July 18, 2022
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Know Your COVID-19 Community Level


COVID-19 Community Levels help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area.

With high levels of population immunity from both vaccination and infections, the risk of medically significant disease, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 is greatly reduced for most people. Some people and communities, such as our oldest citizens, people who are immunocompromised, and people with disabilities, are at higher risk for serious illness and face challenging decisions navigating a world with COVID-19.

COVID-19 Community Levels and recommended prevention steps are reported by county, with data updated weekly.

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COVID-19 Community Level and COVID-19 Prevention


People who are up to date on vaccines have much lower risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 compared with unvaccinated people.

When making decisions about preventive behaviors in addition to vaccination, consider the COVID-19 Community Level in your county.

Layered prevention strategies — like staying up to date on vaccines, ventilation, and wearing masks — can help limit severe disease and reduce the potential for strain on the healthcare system.

People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask. Masks are recommended in indoor public transportation settings and may be required in other places by local or state authorities.
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People ages 50 years and older should get a second COVID-19 vaccine booster, but fewer than 1 in 3 who is eligible has. If you are 50+, talk to your healthcare provider about how to stay up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines.

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, July 11, 2022

People Who Are Immunocompromised

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People Who Are Immunocompromised


If you or someone you live or spend time with is immunocompromised, it is important to have a COVID-19 plan to protect yourself from infection and prepare for what to do if you get sick.

Your plan should include:

How to Protect Yourself
• Stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations
• Talk with your healthcare provider about COVID-19 pre-exposure prophylaxis (preventive medications)
• Take extra precautions, including wearing a mask, avoiding poorly ventilated or crowded indoor settings, and washing your hands often

What you can do now to prepare
• Know the symptoms of COVID-19
• Learn how to check your COVID-19 Community Level
• Know how to get tested as soon as possible
• Know how to reach a healthcare provider right away
• Have an updated list of all your current medications

What to do if you were exposed to COVID-19
• Monitor your health for COVID-19 symptoms and get tested at least 5 days after exposure.
• Wear a well-fitting mask for 10 full days any time you are around others

What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms
• Stay home
• Get tested right away. Use a self-test at home or find a testing location near you

What to do if you test positive for COVID-19
• Contact your healthcare provider, health department, or Community Health Center to learn about treatment options
• Check if a Test to Treat location is in your community
Isolate until it’s safe to be around others
• Monitor your symptoms. If you notice emergency warning signs, call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility

Learn How to Get Treatment Quickly
If you test positive for COVID-19, oral antiviral and monoclonal antibody treatments are available for people who are more likely to get very sick. Learn more about COVID-19 treatment.

Don’t delay. Treatment must be started right away to be effective. Talk to your healthcare provider about what treatment options are best for you.

Share your COVID-19 plan with your family, friends, and healthcare providers so they can support your prevention and preparation steps.

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COVID-19 Vaccines for People who are Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised


If you are moderately or severely immunocompromised (have a weakened immune system), you are at increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness and death. Additionally, your immune response to COVID-19 vaccination may not be as strong as in people who are not immunocompromised.

As with vaccines for other diseases, you are protected best when you stay up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines.

Use CDC’s COVID-19 booster tool to learn if and when you can get boosters to stay up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines.

You may also be eligible for Evusheld, a medicine given by your healthcare provider to help prevent you from getting COVID-19.

You can self-attest to your moderately or severely immunocompromised status. This means that you do not need any documentation of your status in order to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses wherever they are offered.
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COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review


Children 6 months and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines.


The vaccines are safe and the best defense against severe COVID-19.


Parents can learn more about COVID-19 vaccines for children in this week’s COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review: http://bit.ly/CDTweeklyreview

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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Finding an Updated Bivalent COVID-19 Booster

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