Friday, September 29, 2023

COVID-19 Updates

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September 29, 2023
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CDC Recommends Updated COVID-19 Vaccine


CDC recommends that everyone ages 6 months and older get the updated 2023–2024 COVID-19 vaccine to protect against serious illness. The updated vaccine is safe and effective at protecting against COVID-19-related hospitalization and death, and it also reduces your chance of suffering the effects of Long COVID.

Getting vaccinated is especially important for people at highest risk for severe illness, including:

• People who have certain health conditions
• People who have a weakened immune system
• People who are pregnant

Read more about the updated vaccine and CDC’s recommendation.

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Why You Should Get the Updated COVID-19 Vaccine


Protection from previous vaccination or infection weakens over time. This updated vaccine is a better match to protect against the most common variants circulating now. You and your family members ages 6 months and older should get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against the potentially serious outcomes of COVID-19 illness this fall and winter.

Find COVID‑19 vaccine locations near you: www.vaccines.gov


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COVID-19 Vaccines Are Still Free for Most


Most Americans can still get a COVID-19 vaccine for free. For people with health insurance, most plans will cover COVID-19 vaccine at no cost to you. People who don’t have health insurance, or are with health plans that do not cover the cost, can get a free vaccine from their local health centers; state, local, tribal, or territorial health department; and pharmacies participating in the CDC’s Bridge Access Program. Children eligible for the Vaccines for Children program also may receive the vaccine from a provider enrolled in that program.

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Stay Informed with the COVID Data Tracker


COVID Data Tracker provides the most recent data and trends on COVID-19 test positivity, emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths. You can explore data on hospital admission levels to learn how COVID-19 is impacting your area, and also find information on variants and wastewater surveillance.

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Monday, September 11, 2023

COVID-19 Updates

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September 11, 2023
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COVID-19 Immunity


Immunity against COVID-19 is stronger today than at any other point since COVID-19 emerged. Immunity from vaccines and/or previous infection acts like a shield against the virus and reduces your chance of getting a serious infection. But we still need to be cautious because immune protection decreases over time. This is especially important for older adults, who make up most of the hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19.

We also have to remember that the virus that causes COVID-19 continues to change. For example, we are currently learning more about a newer variant called BA.2.86. It’s a reminder to use the tools we have to fight COVID-19.

Here are ways to keep you and your loved ones safe as we head into the fall season.

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COVID-19 Vaccines


The updated COVID-19 vaccine is likely to be available in mid-September. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will meet tomorrow, September 12, 2023, to review scientific data and is expected to discuss and vote on vaccine recommendations. Meetings are open to the public and available online via live webcast.

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COVID Data


COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths are increasing in the United States but remain relatively low compared to peaks seen last year. Although hospitalization rates have increased in all age groups since early July, rates have increased the most in adults 65 years and older and in infants and children, especially infants younger than 6 months. Keep an eye on COVID-19 levels in your area by visiting the COVID Data Tracker. 

Introducing CDC’s Respiratory Virus Updates

Be prepared for the fall and winter respiratory virus season. CDC has created a go-to spot for posting updates on respiratory viruses every week. Make sure to favorite this site to get the latest data and science, prevention tips, vaccination updates, and more.

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Updated CDC Recommendations for Respiratory Viruses - 7/2/2024

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