Unvaccinated adults who became sick w/ #COVID19 were 12 times more likely to be hospitalized compared w/ those who were fully vaccinated, data on CDC’s COVID Data Tracker show. COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of severe illness & hospitalization. More: .
#COVID19 vaccines do not create or cause variants of the virus that causes COVID-19. The virus that causes COVID-19 constantly changes through a natural ongoing process of mutation (change). The result of this change is a variant. More: .
HCPs: CDC has updated the list of underlying medical conditions that can increase a patient’s risk of severe illness from #COVID19 . New conditions include additional lung and liver diseases, certain mental health conditions, and TB. Learn more: .
OUTBREAK UPDATE: Fresh whole onions causing large Salmonella outbreak in 37 states. Throw away any unlabeled onions at home. Do not eat, sell, or serve red, white, or yellow onions imported from Mexico and distributed U.S.-wide by ProSource Inc.
Vaccination helps give infants a healthy start. HCPs make sure parents have the information they need to protect their little ones from 14 vaccine-preventable diseases by the age of 2. More: .
#COVID19 cases continue to decrease, but the overall level of community transmission is still high. The 7-day average of daily new cases is 73,079, a 15.1% decrease from the previous week. Get vaccinated as soon as you can! More: .
CDC recommends that certain populations get a #COVID19 booster shot. See if you're eligible: .
#Parents & caregivers: Find out what your child’s school is doing to protect your children from #COVID19 . Ask your school to share written protocols or host a webinar on their plans and protocols. Learn more: .
UPDATE: If you are fully vaccinated against #COVID19 , you can resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal or territorial laws, incl. local business and workplace guidance. More:
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:
#DeltaVariant surging in U.S. New data show Delta much more contagious than previous versions of #COVID19 . Unvaccinated people: get vaccinated & mask until you do. Everyone in areas of substantial/high transmission should wear a mask, even if vaccinated.
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 .
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.
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