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Learn how @CDCgov is working with partners on an innovative health equity project to provide people experiencing homelessness access to sanitation stations & help reduce the spread of #COVID19: ow.ly/8fyj50GbOa9 #BringDownBarriers
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.@CDCgov's SmartFind COVID-19 Vaccine ChatBot can help to quickly connect people with clear, consistent, and credible information about #COVID19 vaccines. Learn more: bit.ly/37qR809. #BringDownBarriers
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Many adults have responsibilities, like jobs & essential errands, that might require them to leave older children home alone. Empower kids to respond to emergencies by teaching them when & how to call 911. Learn how: ow.ly/M3ry50FWbqU #PrepYourHealth
Even under stress, mothers can still breastfeed during and after a natural disaster. Learn more about supporting breastfeeding families during emergencies. Bit.ly/2MkTJzj #HurricaneIda #HurricaneNicholas
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Disasters affect children differently than they do adults. Learn more about how to help children cope during and after disasters using this Ready Wrigley workbook: bit.ly/3CiLom2
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If a #radiation emergency ever happens, you will need to get inside immediately and stay there. Last minute shopping is not an option. Act during #NatlPrep to collect the supplies you and your family may need during an emergency. bit.ly/3cawIvj #PrepYourHealth
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Everyone 12 years and older is eligible for a free #COVID19 vaccine. Find a vaccine near you: 💻 Searchvaccines.govN 📱 Text your ZIP code to 438829 📞 Call 1-800-232-0233 Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinebit.ly/2IWccCdKBdiw
Carrying a medical ID is one way that people with bleeding disorders can be prepared. It can help first responders know how to best treat you or a loved one during an emergency. Learn more #preparedness tips: bit.ly/3kcoiqU #PrepYourHealth
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.@CDCgov and its partners are committed to ensuring that residents and staff in long-term care settings have access to #COVID19 vaccines. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccination access for long-term care settings: bit.ly/longtermcare-v…. #BringDownBarriers
U.S. #COVID19 cases are increasing and community transmission is high. The 7-day average of daily new cases is 146,182. This is 6.1% higher than the previous week. Get vaccinated. Learn more: bit.ly/3jKQUYh.
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A car battery can charge an electric wheelchair during a power outage. More tips for people with disabilities: bit.ly/3EnJbYi #HurricaneIda
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Help meet the physical, spiritual, & mental health needs of your community by working together. Connecting people with goods & services is one way community & faith-based orgs can promote #HealthEquity during #COVID19. Learn more: bit.ly/2FQCggV. #BringDownBarriers
Wear rubber boots, rubber gloves, long sleeves, long pants, and goggles during cleanup of flooded areas. Afterwards, wash your cleanup clothes separately from uncontaminated clothing in hot water and detergent. Learn more: ow.ly/xaKr30lWX0v.
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Pregnant or New Mom? Stay safe after #Nicholas: Avoid touching #floodwater, wash your hands often, and if you feel sick, talk to a health care provider right away. bit.ly/3DIY5In
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It’s normal to have questions about #COVID19 vaccines. Talk with your friends and family about their questions and help them get vaccinated against COVID-19. Find tips here: bit.ly/3cE25OH.
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Are you planning to fix damage caused by a natural disaster? Do-it-yourself projects in homes built before 1978 can create dangerous lead dust. Learn how to protect your family and home: bit.ly/3lLIH7g. #NPM
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.@CDCgov's Neetu Abad & Lis Wilhelm found that listening to people can make the difference in helping them decide to get vaccinated. Neetu & Lis are using this approach around the world to encourage vaccination against #COVID19. More: bit.ly/3jXMahV. #BringDownBarriers
Videos on topics related to #COVID19 are available in American Sign Language on @CDCgov's YouTube channel. The videos cover topics like how to talk about COVID-19 vaccines with friends & family. Watch here: bit.ly/2UwOFda. #BringDownBarriers
As of September 13, national forecasts predict 5,000–15,300 new #COVID19 hospitalizations will likely be reported on October 11. More: bit.ly/CDC_HForecast.
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Easy-to-read versions of @CDCgov guidance about #COVID19 vaccines are available. Learn about how vaccines are safe and can help protect you from COVID-19. See materials: bit.ly/3qHRINT. #PrepYourHealth #BringDownBarriers
Interested in learning about Emergency Use Authorizations & #COVID19 changes? Join CDC’s OneLab Network meeting, Wed, 9/22 at 1:30 pm ET. We will be joined by a panel from FDA, CMS, & Quest Diagnostics. Register: bit.ly/3DC2yMR.
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Do you use insulin? #PrepYourHealth and learn about insulin storage during an emergency: go.usa.gov/xFMD7 #NatlPrep
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Floodwater can pose a drowning risk for everyone—regardless of their ability to swim. Swiftly moving shallow water can be deadly, and even shallow standing water can be dangerous for everyone. Always follow warnings about flooded roads. bit.ly/2TuooOc #Nicholas
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Join @CDCgov & @CDC_NCBDDD today at 1 PM ET for a webinar about CDC’s work with @CIDIaccess to improve whole community access to & usability of #COVID19 resources. Register here: ow.ly/GUJV50G9EkG #PrepYourHealth #BringDownBarriers
Disasters can happen anywhere, and everyone can play a part in preparing. Help protect children in your community during disaster recovery efforts by planning today. Learn more: bit.ly/3wMAIZZ. #PrepYourHealth #ATSDR
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The amount of information—& misinformation—about #COVID19 vaccines can be overwhelming. Help friends & family who have questions about the vaccines. Listen to their concerns without judgment & identify the root of their concerns. More: bit.ly/3cE25OH. #BringDownBarriers
#NEW: CDC has a #COVID19 toolkit available for K-12 school administrators. Resources include a guide for addressing cases in schools, case and contact notification letter templates, and more. Find the toolkit here: bit.ly/2VFDV0y.
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Older adults can face challenges during an emergency. Read how @_MealsOnWheels volunteers go beyond delivering meals to help their clients prepare for & respond to emergencies: ow.ly/Noom50G8SEc #PrepYourHealth #BringDownBarriers
You should get tested for #COVID19 if you have symptoms or you've been exposed to someone with COVID-19, even if you're fully vaccinated. Find a testing location near you: bit.ly/3gmWGhp.
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Prevent carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Keep gas-powered generators outside, at least 20 feet away from any window, door, or vent, and use a battery-powered CO detector. bit.ly/2pobEI0 #Ida #Nicholas
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#VaxFact: mRNA #COVID19 vaccines work differently than other types of vaccines, but they still work to trigger an immune response in your body and help protect you from COVID-19, especially severe illness, hospitalization, and death. More vaccine facts: bit.ly/3hQ9yv9.
In the path of #Nicholas? Prepare to keep your perishable food at safe temperatures. Have a cooler and frozen gel packs handy in case you have to remove food from the refrigerator to keep it cold. Learn more food safety tips for power outages. go.usa.gov/xfXaS
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When loved ones decide to get a #COVID19 vaccine, help make it happen. Offer to make the appointment, go with them, drive them, or babysit. Everyone who gets vaccinated brings us closer to moving past the COVID-19 pandemic. More: bit.ly/3cE25OH. #BringDownBarriers
As of September 13, 209.7 million people in the US have received at least one dose of a #COVID19 vaccine. Of those, 179 million, or about 53.9%, are fully vaccinated. Getting vaccinated is safe, easy, & free. Make your vaccination appointment today. More: bit.ly/CDT_vaccine.
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Wildfires happen with little warning and spread rapidly. Make sure you are prepared: bit.ly/2UL8Wj9 If you are pregnant or have a little one, make sure to read these safety messages! bit.ly/3tPcBtD #PreparednessMonth #Wildfire #PrepYourHealth
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Storms like #Nicholas don't ONLY affect people living on the coast; they can cause flooding, power outages, & damage 100s of miles inland. ALWAYS follow the instructions of local authorities. NEVER ignore an evacuation order. More: ow.ly/XL9A50C2KnW #PrepYourHealth
Have several ways to #StayInformed during severe weather: • Monitor local TV & radio • Turn on Wireless #Emergency Alerts • Follow trusted sources of information on social media like your local @NWS Weather Forecast Office: ow.ly/GbEQ50BryTo #PrepYourHealth #Nicholas
Stay safe during a tropical storm or hurricane. Know a safe place to shelter and have several ways to receive weather alerts. bit.ly/3d7ukDr #Nicholas
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It’s #preparedness month! If you are a new parent, think ahead. Stock your emergency preparedness kit with items for yourself and your baby. bit.ly/2lBbbU9 #PrepYourHealth
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Tropical Storm #Nicholas is expected to approach the Texas coast on Monday with storm surge up to 4 feet, rough surf, and rip currents. Heavy rainfall up to 20 inches in some locations may produce considerable urban and flash flooding, including in the Houston Metro Area.
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To remove #mold growth from hard surfaces, use commercial products, soap and water, or a bleach solution of no more than 1 cup of household laundry bleach in 1 gallon of water. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use. bit.ly/2GbeH2z #Ida
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If your home flooded and you couldn’t dry it out within 2 days, assume mold growth. Use this mold cleanup guide to reduce health risks: bit.ly/2DFIRGn. #Ida
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.@CDCgov partners with medical & professional sources to help distribute lifesaving #COVID19 vaccine education materials to racial & ethnic minority groups. Learn more about health equity initiatives: bit.ly/3uHcmQk. #HealthEquity #BringDownBarriers
Floodwater can contain anything from sewage and sharp objects to downed power lines. Stay away from flood waters whenever possible. Don't let kids or pets get anywhere near floodwaters. bit.ly/2D85YvS #Mindy
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Fires, hurricanes, flooding, power outages – #DYK what to do with your pet during an emergency? Make a plan so your whole family is prepared. Learn how bit.ly/3C2ZTep #OneHealth #NatlPrep #PrepYourHealth
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Do the kids in your household know when & how to call 911? Here are some things you can do to help them feel more comfortable about calling 911: ow.ly/SSHX50FX0tc #PrepYourHealth
It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during and after a disaster. If you or a loved one is feeling overwhelmed, get support 24/7 by calling or texting @distressline at 1-800-985-5990. Learn more: bit.ly/2wDbYKn. #TalkWithUs
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Prevent CO poisoning! Never use a generator, pressure washer, or any gasoline-powered engine inside your home, basement, or garage. Use them outside, at least 20 feet away from any window, door, or vent of your home or your neighbor’s home. bit.ly/3lhdcQQ
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Some people with disabilities & certain underlying health conditions are at higher risk for #COVID19. Learn how a health equity project is providing critical information to people more likely to get sick from COVID-19: bit.ly/3uHcmQk #PrepYourHealth #BringDownBarriers
Friends, family and neighbors: check on older adults to make sure they are okay and getting the assistance they need after a storm or flood. bit.ly/3kMfS8z #Ida
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