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If you’ve had #COVID19 , mRNA vaccines help keep you out of the hospital if you get COVID-19 again. A booster gives you the most protection. Stay up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines to help prevent severe illness. Learn more: .

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As of May 5, 2022, more than 96% of the U.S. population lives in a location with a low or medium #COVID19  Community Level. Find your COVID-19 Community Level: .

Antoinette shares why she decided to get her #COVID19  vaccines while pregnant. If you’re pregnant, protect yourself and your baby by staying up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines.

Parents: Have your children ages 5 years and older been vaccinated against #COVID19 ? If not, check that off your to-do list to help keep them from getting sick so they can have a fun and carefree summer. Talk to your child’s doctor or find a vaccine at .

If you can’t find infant formula for your baby, check this new HHS fact sheet with resources for locating safe formula:

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Poultry (ducks & chickens) can carry germs, but simple steps can keep you healthy: • Supervise children around poultry • Don’t kiss or snuggle your birds • Keep poultry and equipment outside • Always wash your hands after handling #BackyardPoultry  .

You can control your asthma! Know the warning signs of an asthma attack, stay away from asthma triggers, and follow your doctor’s advice. See more health tips from @CDCasthma : . #kNOwAsthma  #AsthmaAwarenessMonth 

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CDC Health Alert Network update: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and CDC are investigating a confirmed case of monkeypox in the United States. See recommendations for clinicians and health departments: .

SALMONELLA OUTBREAK: Check your home for recalled Jif brand peanut butter. If you have recalled peanut butter, throw it away. Don’t eat it.

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Additional lot code information was shared. Please check for numbers 1274425 through 2140425, with “425” at the end of the first 7 numbers.

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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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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:

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 

Social distancing can help slow the spread of #COVID19  in affected communities. This means avoiding crowded places and maintaining distance from others. More prevention tips: .

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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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Don’t swim or let your kids swim if sick with diarrhea. One person with diarrhea can contaminate the entire pool. Learn more ways to keep you and those you care about healthy. #HealthySwimming 

States, tribal, local, & territorial officials: Resources are available to help quickly identify new #COVID19  cases, break chains of transmission, and protect first responders and healthcare workers from infection.

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Breaking: CDC’s recommendation on use of cloth face coverings, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission of #COVID19 . Read more:

If you must travel, take these steps to protect yourself & others from #COVID19  during your trip.

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