Public Health Authorities Investigating Additional Confirmed Case of COVID-19 Caused by the Omicron Variant
 (Thursday, December 2, 2021)
CDC is working with the Minnesota Department of Health and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to investigate a confirmed case of COVID-19 caused by the Omicron variant.

First Confirmed Case of Omicron Variant Detected in the United States
 (Wednesday, December 1, 2021)
The California and San Francisco Departments of Public Health have confirmed that a recent case of COVID-19 among an individual in California was caused by the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529).

CDC Expands COVID-19 Booster Recommendations
 (Monday, November 29, 2021)
Today, CDC is strengthening its recommendation on booster doses for individuals who are 18 years and older.

CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots to All Adults
 (Friday, November 19, 2021)
Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) expanded recommendations for booster shots to include all adults ages 18 years and older who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine at least six months after their ...

Global Progress Against Measles Threatened Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
 (Wednesday, November 10, 2021)
The largest increase in unvaccinated children in 20 years and critical gaps in disease surveillance increase risk of measles outbreaks, putting lives at risk: WHO, CDC

88 Million Americans at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes Can Change Their Outcome
 (Thursday, November 4, 2021)
A recent study showed type 2 diabetes is one of the top comorbidities associated with COVID-19 severity and deaths.

Importance of One Health for COVID-19 and Future Pandemics
 (Wednesday, November 3, 2021)
Today marks the sixth annual One Health Day , a global campaign that highlights the need for a One Health approach to address shared health threats by recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, and our environment.

CDC Recommends Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5 to 11 Years
 (Tuesday, November 2, 2021)
Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that children 5 to 11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine. CDC now expands vaccine recommendations to about ...

New CDC Study: Vaccination Offers Higher Protection than Previous COVID-19 Infection
 (Friday, October 29, 2021)
Today, CDC published new science reinforcing that vaccination is the best protection against COVID-19. In a new MMWR examining more than 7,000 people across 9 states who were hospitalized with COVID-like illness, CDC found that those who were unvaccinated and had a recent infection were 5 times m...

CDC Issues Orders Operationalizing the President’s Safer, More Stringent International Travel System
 (Monday, October 25, 2021)
Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is issuing Orders to implement the new travel policy announced by the Biden administration to safely resume global travel to the United States while protecting the health and safety of American communities from COVID-19.

CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots
 (Thursday, October 21, 2021)
CDC works 24/7 saving lives, protecting people from health threats, and saving money to have a more secure nation. A US federal agency, CDC helps make the healthy choice the easy choice by putting science and prevention into action. CDC works to help people live longer, healthier and more product...

The Hidden U.S. COVID-19 Pandemic: Orphaned Children – More than 140,000 U.S. Children Lost a Primary or Secondary Caregiver Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
 (Thursday, October 7, 2021)
One U.S. child loses a parent or caregiver for every four COVID-19-associated deaths, a new modeling study published today in Pediatrics reveals.

CDC Completes Sixty-Day Assessment of Order under 42 U.S.C. 265
 (Saturday, October 2, 2021)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States.

Youth E-Cigarette Use Remains Serious Public Health Concern Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
 (Thursday, September 30, 2021)
A study released today (attached) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that more than 2 million U.S. middle and high school students reported currently using e-cigarettes in 2021, with more than 8 in 10 of those youth u...

CDC Statement on Pregnancy Health Advisory
 (Wednesday, September 29, 2021)
Today, CDC issued an urgent health advisory to increase COVID-19 vaccination among people who are pregnant, recently pregnant (including those who are lactating), who are trying to become pregnant now, or who might become pregnant in the future to prevent serious illness, deaths, and adverse preg...

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