Carbon monoxide (CO) can cause deaths after disasters. Use gas-powered generators safely to prevent CO poisoning. Always run them outside, at least 20 feet away from any window, door, or vent. Learn more: bit.ly/2pobEI0.
Populations who may receive a booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s #COVID19 Vaccine:
- People ages 18–49 w/ an underlying medical condition
- People ages 18–64 who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure & because of the setting they work or reside
Populations who should receive a booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s #COVID19 Vaccine include:
- People ages 65+ and residents ages 18+ of long-term care settings
- People ages 50–64 with an underlying medical condition
CDC recommends that certain populations receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s #COVID19 Vaccine at least 6 months after completion of their 2-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine series.
As schools return to in-person learning, masks are important for reducing the spread of #COVID19 among kids in K–12 settings. To keep kids safe in school, CDC recommends universal indoor masking, COVID-19 vaccination & testing, & physical distancing. More: bit.ly/CDTweeklyreview
Health departments and community organizations: The #COVID19 Vaccination Field Guide highlights 12 evidence-based strategies to help boost vaccine confidence and uptake in your communities. Download the guide today. More: bit.ly/3i1qnEI.
New @CDCMMWR shows counties w/ school mask requirements had a smaller increase in pediatric #COVID19 case rates than counties w/o school mask requirements. #MaskUp in schools to help control the spread of COVID-19 in children and adolescents. bit.ly/MMWR92421c
In a new @CDCMMWR, CDC & @JHUAPL estimated 96% of K-12 schools are offering in-person learning, but closures due to #COVID19 have affected >900,000 students. Vaccination & testing, physical distancing, & masking help prevent COVID-19 spread. More: bit.ly/MMWR92421b.
New @CDCMMWR finds schools in two Arizona counties w/o a mask requirement were 3.5 times more likely to have a #COVID19 outbreak than schools requiring masks from the start of the school year. CDC recommends universal masking for all K–12 schools. More: bit.ly/MMWR92421.
Findings in today’s @CDCMMWR reinforce the importance of following CDC recommendations to limit spread of #COVID19 in K-12 schools including wearing masks indoors and vaccinating all eligible students and staff. bit.ly/MMWR_COVID19.
A 3rd @CDCMMWR report found that 96% of schools have offered in-person learning during the current school year, but closures due to #COVID19 have affected more than 900,000 students. More: bit.ly/MMWR92421b.
A 2nd @CDCMMWR report looking at in-school mask requirements & pediatric #COVID19 rates found increases in rates during start of the 2021–22 school year were smaller in U.S. counties w/ school mask requirements than in those w/o school mask requirements. bit.ly/MMWR92421c.
A @CDCMMWR report looking at schools in two AZ counties found that schools w/o a mask requirement were 3.5 times more likely to have a #COVID19 outbreak than schools that required masks from the start of the school year. More: bit.ly/MMWR92421.
COVID-19 vaccine booster doses are recommended for elderly, ppl in long-term care facilities, & ppl >50 yrs of age w/ underlying medical conditions. Adults at high risk of disease from occupational & institutional exposures to #COVID19 are also eligible. bit.ly/3zOPoJrtwitter.com/CDCgov/status/…
Delta is currently the only SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern in the United States. All other variants are now Variants Being Monitored (VBM), a new class of variants that no longer pose a significant health risk in the United States. More: bit.ly/3nVuPsq. #COVID19
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky endorses ACIP recommendation for a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech #COVID19 vaccine in certain populations & also recommended booster dose for those in high risk occupational/ institutional settings. See full statement. bit.ly/3zOPoJr
#COVID19 cases are decreasing in the U.S. but community transmission remains high. 7-day average of daily new cases is 121,533, a 17.1% decrease from the previous week.
Get vaccinated as soon as you can!
SALMONELLA OUTBREAK UPDATE: 152 more cases reported in fast-growing Salmonella outbreak. The source remains unknown, but investigators are working quickly to identify a food linked to illness. Latest info: bit.ly/3EwNocm.
Due to the combined national efforts of academic, private, & public health laboratories, over 1 million US sequences of the virus that causes #COVID19 have been submitted to @GISAID. Data is publicly available for scientists researching the virus. More: bit.ly/sequences-covi….
DYK? Unvaccinated people are 17x more likely to be hospitalized with #COVID19 than people who are fully vaccinated, according to a study by CDC’s COVID-NET.
Get vaccinated to protect yourself and others: vaccines.gov.
Parents & caregivers: Slow the spread of #COVID19 this school year. Get kids 12+ vaccinated against COVID-19. Talk to your children about masking, distancing, & frequent handwashing so they can make choices that keep them safer at school. More: bit.ly/3jxfhbK.
A new CDC FoodNet report in @CDCMMWR shows why cases of #foodborne infections fell sharply in the U.S. in 2020. Learn more about how public health measures related to #COVID19 may have contributed to the decline: bit.ly/mm7038a4.
Getting vaccinated is still the best way to protect yourself and help slow the spread of #COVID19. By slowing the spread, we can reduce the chance of new variants emerging.
Find a vaccine near you: vaccines.gov.
As of September 20, national forecasts predict 6,300–18,000 new #COVID19 deaths will likely be reported during the week ending October 16. That would bring the projected total number of U.S. deaths to 709,000–736,000. More: bit.ly/CDC_MForecast.
For every 100 #COVID19 cases from mid-June through Oct. 2020, contact tracing reduced spread by as much as 32% and prevented up to 97 more cases after accounting for prevention measures like mask wearing. Learn more: bit.ly/3zkywK8.
At this time, scientists only sequence #COVID19 samples to monitor the spread of variants and study their genetic code, not for individual diagnostic purposes.
Learn more about tracking variants: bit.ly/3pe5g2J.
If you test positive for #COVID19, your sample may be sent to CDC or our partners for sequencing. Sequencing is a laboratory technique that analyzes the genetic material of your sample to determine which variant is present. Learn more: bit.ly/3pe5g2J.
You may have heard about the Mu variant in the news recently. Right now, this variant is steadily decreasing and is causing very few cases in the US.
CDC will continue to monitor Mu & other variants. Sign up to get updates on variants in the US: bit.ly/3EuNAJ9. #COVID19
#DYK: VAERS data alone cannot show that an adverse event following #COVID19 vaccination was caused by the vaccine. Anyone can report an event to VAERS, and the reports may be inaccurate or unverifiable.
More on VAERS: bit.ly/3gFcDhq.
When the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services began #COVID19 vaccination planning in August 2020, they knew they’d face challenges.
Their careful planning paid off. As of September 2021, over 55% of Alaska is fully vaccinated.
Pregnant and recently pregnant people are more likely to get very sick and die from #COVID19. More than 120,000 pregnant people have had COVID-19 since Jan 22, 2020. If you are pregnant, get vaccinated & take steps to protect yourself & your baby. More: bit.ly/CDT_pregnant.
Salmonella outbreak linked to frozen cooked shrimp is over. Recalled shrimp should no longer be in stores but could still be in your freezer. If you have any left, throw them out or return them to the store. Find list of products: bit.ly/3vXoWer.
#COVID19 outbreak described in @CDCMMWR demonstrates how vaccination and other prevention measures, including testing and masks, are necessary to slow spread and save lives in congregate settings. More: bit.ly/MMWR92121b.
A new @CDCMMWR study of a #COVID19 outbreak among incarcerated people in a federal prison in Texas found that unvaccinated people were more likely to experience severe illness than vaccinated people. More: bit.ly/MMWR92121b.