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Of nearly 7 million doses of J&J/Janssen#COVID19  Vaccine given in the US, a small number of cases of a rare & severe type of blood clot have been reported in people after receiving the vaccine. CDC & @US_FDA  recommend a pause as we review data. More:

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Some racial and ethnic minority groups are at greater risk of getting sick, having more severe illness, and dying from #COVID19 . CDC is leading public health efforts to ensure these groups have equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more: .

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DYK? #COVID19  vaccines are safe and effective. After you are fully vaccinated, you can start to do some things you stopped doing because of the pandemic. Learn more and get a vaccine when one is available to you.

Mask mandates, along with other prevention measures, can help prevent #COVID19  and could especially benefit essential workers and those working in crowded conditions. Learn more: .

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#COVID19 vaccines are safe and effective. As of April 12, almost 121 million people in the United States had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Of those, more than 74 million are fully vaccinated. More:

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SALMONELLA OUTBREAK: 28 sick with 2 hospitalized. Check your freezer for ground turkey products dated 1/1/21 to 1/10/21. These products were sold nationwide. Throw them away or return them to store. Do not cook or eat them. Find brand names and more: .

CDC and FDA reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare type of blood clot in individuals after receiving Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. See full statement:

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#WearAMask to prevent getting and spreading #COVID19 . If you use a disposable mask, the knot and tuck method can help your mask fit better against your face without gaps. Learn how to improve your mask’s fit.

🧪 COVID-19 Science Update: Read the latest #COVID19  research on the use of air cleaners to reduce spread of the virus in a hospital, mask effectiveness, and more. 👓 Read the full update: .

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Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself and others. Continue to practice healthy habits, like washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and staying home if you’re sick, to help slow the spread of #COVID19 . Learn more:

#DYK ? CDC’s recommendation on wearing a cloth face covering may help protect the most vulnerable fro #COVID19  . Watc @Surgeon_General  Jerome Adams make a face covering in a few easy steps.

There is currently no reported community spread of #COVID19  in the US. People should follow everyday measures to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, such as staying home when sick and washing hands with soap and water. Stay informed; visit .

Outbreak Alert: Do not eat any romaine lettuce, including whole heads and hearts, chopped, organic and salad mixes with romaine until we learn more. If you don’t know if it’s romaine or can’t confirm the source, don’t eat it.

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New: Starting immediately and for the next 8 weeks, CDC recommends cancelling all events of 50 or more people. Full recommendation here: #COVID19 

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In lab tests with dummies, exposure to potentially infectious aerosols decreased by about 95% when they both wore tightly fitted masks, a new @CDCMMWR  finds. #WearAMask  that fits tightly to your face to stop the spread of #COVID19 . More: .

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If you get sick, remember: #Antibiotics  do NOT work on viruses, like those that cause #colds  or #flu . Talk to your doctor about the best treatment and what you can do to keep yourself and others healthy.

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CDC does not currently recommend the use of facemasks to help prevent novel #coronavirus . Take everyday preventive actions, like staying home when you are sick and washing hands with soap and water, to help slow the spread of respiratory illness. #COVID19 

Everyone can help prevent the spread of #COVID19 . Call your doctor if you develop symptoms, have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19.

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