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Both #COVID19  vaccines currently authorized in the United States require two doses. These vaccines are not interchangeable. The same product should be used for the two-dose vaccine series. Learn more about the clinical considerations for these vaccines: .

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DYK? If you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with #COVID19 , you can get tested for free nationwide. To find a free testing site, visit your health department website or the HHS Community-Based Testing Sites webpage: .

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New @CDCMMWR  analysis of #COVID19  cases among children and young adults found the lowest incidence among children 10 and under, even after in-person school started in many places. Read the full report: .

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What happens in a vaccine clinical trial? Trials determine if a vaccine meets @US_FDA’s safety and effectiveness standards. All #COVID19  vaccine clinical trials are being conducted according to the same rigorous standards before authorization or approval: .

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@CDCMMWR  reports that a new form of the virus that causes #COVID19  spreads faster and easier and is being detected around the world, including in the US. Wear a mask, stay 6 feet apart, avoid crowds, & get vaccinated when available to you. Learn more: .

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As more #COVID19  vaccine becomes available, more groups of people will be able to get vaccinated. Even after getting vaccinated, continue to #WearAMask  over your nose and mouth, stay 6 feet from others, avoid crowds, and wash your hands. More: . #SleeveUp 

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People who live in #LongTermCare  facilities should be among the first to receive a #COVID19  vaccine. People living and working in these settings are at increased risk of severe illness. More: .

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The latest CDC #COVIDView  report shows that #COVID19-associated  hospitalization rates among Hispanic/Latino, non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native, and non-Hispanic Black people are about 3 times higher than those for non-Hispanic White people: .

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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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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.

Clean hands keep you healthy and can stop germs from spreading to others. What you need to know about handwashing:

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