Neela, an infectious disease doctor and mother, shares why she chose to vaccinate her children against #COVID19.
Children ages 5 and over should be kept up to date with their vaccinations to prevent severe illness & death from COVID-19.
Learn more: bit.ly/3CJme0v.
Parents, caregivers & teachers: Learn how to talk to children 12 years old and younger about climate change & improve their environmental #HealthLiteracy. Use books chosen by @PublicHealth’s ECO Bookworms club. Learn more: bit.ly/3sId5lL.
Before you leave home for that ballgame, pack some earplugs. Protect your ears from loud noise while cheering for your favorite team. Learn more ways to protect your hearing during Better Hearing and Speech Month: bit.ly/2V94atu.
Answer the call! Join the 988 Lifeline suicide & crisis network as a volunteer or employee to answer calls, chats, and texts from people in crisis. Save a life, make a difference today. Find your opportunity: samhsa.gov/find-help/988/…#Answerthecall#988lifeline
As of May 16, 257.9 million people have received at least one dose of a #COVID19 vaccine. Of those, 220.6 million are fully vaccinated. More than 102.3 million people have received a COVID-19 booster dose.
Find a COVID-19 vaccine or booster near you: vaccines.gov.
CDC #DiseaseDetectives come from diverse educational backgrounds. The Epidemic Intelligence Service trains officers to investigate outbreaks and become public health leaders. 🕵️♀️🕵️ Learn morebit.ly/3MtmOnxc5#CDCEIS222UE
Poultry (ducks & chickens) can carry germs, but simple steps can keep you healthy:
• Supervise children around poultry
• Don’t kiss or snuggle your birds
• Keep poultry and equipment outside
• Always wash your hands after handling #BackyardPoultrygo.usa.gov/xuNM2.
CDC study finds that sickle cell disease (SCD)-related deaths increased during the pandemic due to #COVID19 and other complications. For people with #SCD, staying up to date on COVID-19 vaccines and medical care can help protect your health. bit.ly/3wzbiRj
Getting too hot can make you sick when your body can’t properly cool itself off. Beat the heat this summer by remembering to:
• Stay cool
• Stay hydrated
• Stay informed
More tips on how to prevent heat-related illnesses during #NationalHeatSafetyWeek: bit.ly/2SBrtgj
The safety of our infants is paramount. Together with the @WhiteHouse and agencies across the federal government, @HHSGov, through @US_FDA, is working around the clock to increase the supply of safe infant formula in the U.S.
At the heart of every public health investigation are teamwork & a passion to serve! Train as a CDC #DiseaseDetective with the Epidemic Intelligence Service & use applied epidemiology skills to solve #PublicHealth problems. Apply by 5/31: bit.ly/ApplytoEIS.
The latest preliminary flu burden estimates from @CDCFlu show at least 4,000 people have died from flu so far this season. Certain chronic health conditions can increase your risk of dying from flu – ask your doctor if you are at higher risk: bit.ly/2AJe9L4.
The latest CDC #FluView report shows that the weekly flu hospitalization rate from FluSurv-NET for the week ending April 30, 2022, was the highest weekly rate observed during that week in April since the 2010-2011 season. Learn more: bit.ly/2AfIS02.
#COVID19 can make children very sick, resulting in hospitalization or even intensive care. Protect children 5 years & older from severe disease, hospitalization, or death by getting them vaccinated against COVID-19.
Learn more: bit.ly/3JsopId.
Updated: CDC’s #COVID19 Vaccine Effectiveness Monthly Update page on the COVID Data Tracker summarizes CDC studies published in March and April 2022. A study spotlight looks at vaccine effectiveness in children and adolescents before and during Omicron: bit.ly/3NaKA85.
The United States has lost more than one million lives to #COVID19. This is not a tally, but a representation of the irreplaceable loss of loved ones. The toll of this disease can be seen in the loss of life and livelihoods. The burden on our nation has been heartbreaking.
Noise is all around us. Being around too much loud noise can cause hearing loss. Join CDC this May for Better Hearing and Speech Month to learn how to protect your hearing from loud sounds. Learn more at bit.ly/2V94atu. #BHSM
If you’re 19-59 years old and have never had a #HepatitisB vaccine, talk to your healthcare provider about vaccination. Learn more about @cdchep’s updated hepatitis B vaccination recommendations: bit.ly/37tMOja.
Clinicians: CDC continuously monitors the effectiveness of #COVID19 vaccines to understand how well they protect people and perform against new variants. Learn more about this ongoing monitoring and important findings to date from CDC & @Medscape: wb.md/3L7ug6H.
Parents: Have your children ages 5 years and older been vaccinated against #COVID19?
If not, check that off your to-do list to help keep them from getting sick so they can have a fun and carefree summer.
Talk to your child’s doctor or find a vaccine at vaccines.gov.
Interested in hosting a skilled PhD #PublicHealth scientist in your lab? Join the webinar on 5/16 to learn about CDC’s Laboratory Leadership Service (LLS), how an LLS fellow can join your lab, and how to apply: bit.ly/3NbUG9A.
May is #ALSAwarenessMonth. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (#ALS) is a disease that affects nerves and can lead to paralysis. In 2010, ATSDR launched the National #ALSRegistry to collect & analyze data about people with ALS in the United States. Learn more: bit.ly/3rDMSo3.
As of May 9, 2022, national forecasts predict 1,700–6,700 new #COVID19 deaths will likely be reported during the week ending June 4. That would bring the projected total number of U.S. deaths to 1,005,000–1,018,000. More: bit.ly/CDC_MForecast.
CDC’s SET -NET data helped researchers and healthcare providers in New York rapidly respond to the #COVID19 pandemic by building new partnerships to better protect moms and babies.
Check out more SET-NET success stories: bit.ly/3qbO15h.
Pam and Caroline share why they got their #COVID19 vaccines while breastfeeding.
If you’re breastfeeding, stay up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines to help protect yourself and your baby.
Learn more: bit.ly/3tKSTPU. #NWHW
CDC analysis of pregnant women hospitalized w/ #COVID19 in 2021 found most (93%) were not vaccinated. Pregnant women were also less likely to receive recommended COVID-19 treatments than non-pregnant women. Stay up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines. More: bit.ly/3l4eFdz.
Racial and other disparities in firearm deaths have continued to widen for some groups. Learn how we can work together to end these disparities and prevent injuries and deaths in CDC’s #VitalSigns report: bit.ly/3sqlfzf.
#STEM educators: Engage students with CDC’s NERD Academy, a free, standards-based curriculum developed with support from @CDCFound. Videos and hands-on activities get students excited about #PublicHealth. Use any of the 8 modules in your classroom! bit.ly/CDCNERDAcademy
A recent study found that physicians & administrative staff with low #HealthLiteracy were less likely to speak in plain language, provide verbal explanations, & use other health literacy best practices when communicating with patients. Learn more: bit.ly/3MTatJD.
Preeclampsia affects 1 in 25 pregnancies. #Preeclampsia happens when a woman who previously had normal blood pressure suddenly develops high blood pressure and protein in her urine or other problems after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Learn more: bit.ly/3FFKMK8. #HearHer