Friday, September 29, 2023

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
September 29, 2023
This message includes updates on COVID-19 from CDC.
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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:

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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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