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CDC has updated our consumer webpage describing the types of masks and respirators used to prevent the transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Masking is a critical public health tool to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and it is important to remember that any mask is better than no mask. To protect yourself and others from COVID-19, CDC […]
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky today met with a group of representatives from disability organizations and allies to discuss their concerns surrounding a recent television appearance by Dr. Walensky.
A new CDC study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases (CID) shows that flu vaccination protected children against serious flu illness even when they were infected with a flu virus that was antigenically different from the vaccine virus.
CDC is adjusting our recommendation for when people can receive a booster shot, shortening the interval from 6 months to 5 months. Earlier this week CDC made this recommendation for recipients of a Pfizer-BioNTech primary series and, after FDA action this morning, we’re extending this recommendation to recipients of a Moderna primary series.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is raising awareness of the risks of rabies from bats in the U.S. after three people, including one child, died from rabies between late September and early November 2021.
Today, CDC is endorsing the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation to expand eligibility of booster doses to those 12 to 15 years old. CDC now recommends that adolescents age 12 to 17 years old should receive a booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series.