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Today marks an important step in our fight against #COVID19 by making safe & effective vaccines available for children ages 6 months-5 years. On today’s #DirectorDebrief, I discuss the recent recommendation by @CDCgov & the importance of getting children under 5 vaccinated. ⬇️
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A lack of access to safe, legal abortions will have immediate impacts on women’s physical and mental health. Actions that limit access to health care are dangerous and put lives at risk. #AbortionIsHealthcare
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Over 58% of the U.S. population is in a location with a medium or high COVID-19 Community Level. As new areas shift to medium and high community levels, it is important to know your community level and precautions needed. Find your community level: bit.ly/3MpA6Sr
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It’s important to know what prevention steps to take based on your community level. 🟠At high levels, mask in public indoor settings. 🟡At medium levels, consider masking based on personal risk. For more on COVID-19 Community Levels, tune in below with CDC's Dr. Greta Massetti.
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Strengthening and bettering our nation's #PublicHealth infrastructure will require significant investments, including: ➡️Data modernization ➡️Workforce development ➡️Adequate & flexible funding We need sustained commitments rather than surviving one emergency to the next.
#AspenIdeasHealth: @CDCDirector's conversation with @DrLaPook on the need for a well sourced #publichealth workforce and infrastructure:
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It was an honor to join @DrLaPook at #AspenIdeasHealth to discuss the latest on #COVID19 and more. Our fight against COVID-19 is not over, but we're in a much better place. We are equipped with many tools to face the virus head on. Watch our full talk: bit.ly/3Ogc6BX
“We still are at 250 deaths a day, and thats way less than 3000 a day, but in my mind 250 deaths a day is still too many.” @CDCDirector on the current state of COVID. #AspenIdeasHealth
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I endorsed ACIP’s recommendation to use Moderna’s #COVID19 vaccine for children ages 6-17. This decision expands vaccine options available to families. It's critical to protect children from the complications of severe COVID-19 disease. More: bit.ly/3OJwVWx
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COVID-19 vaccines have undergone & continue to undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. If you have questions about #COVID19 vaccines for your child, talk to a trusted health care provider about the benefits of vaccination. More: bit.ly/3n71A43
.@CDCDirector Rochelle Walensky on vaccines for kids: "We had two independent panels, both at the FDA as well as at the CDC, demonstrate and go through the data very carefully, very publicly. What we know is that confidence is going to grow over time." trib.al/xTkg8ex
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Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH retweeted
#HCPs: Attend today’s COCA Call from 2–3 p.m. ET: Recommendations for Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna #COVID19 Vaccine Primary Series in Children 6 Months through 5 Years Old. Learn more: bit.ly/3bk1Pq3.
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Today, we commemorate the ending of slavery in the U.S., while acknowledging that inequities still exist. I, along with @CDCgov, stand in our commitment to addressing systemic racism as a root cause of health inequities. #juneteenth2022 Learn more: bit.ly/3Nh7kDf
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Today marks an important step in our fight against #COVID19 by making safe & effective vaccines available for children ages 6 months-5 years. On today’s #DirectorDebrief, I discuss the recent recommendation by @CDCgov & the importance of getting children under 5 vaccinated. ⬇️
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Today, I endorsed ACIP’s recommendation that all children 6 months through 5 years of age should receive a #COVID19 vaccine. Parents, I strongly encourage you to get your children vaccinated against COVID-19. More: bit.ly/3zRIZRn
CDC accepted the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that children ages 6 months and older should be vaccinated against #COVID19. More: bit.ly/3zRIZRn
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Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH retweeted
As of June 16, 2022, nearly 61% of the U.S. population is in a location with a medium or high #COVID19 Community Level. Find your COVID-19 Community Level: bit.ly/36RiqiR.
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As we celebrate #Pride, we at @CDCgov stand firm in our commitment to support the health and well-being of the LGBTQ+ community. Together, we can create a healthier future for all people. LGBTQ+ Health Services Resources: go.usa.gov/x6CsH
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As of June 9th, over 67% of the U.S. population is in an area with a medium or high COVID-19 Community Level. What you should know in a thread below. 🧵 Find your community level: bit.ly/3MpA6Sr
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Important takeaways: ➡️67% of population is now in medium or high, up from 55% last week. ➡️Every state has at least one county in a medium or high level. As new areas shift to medium and high community levels, it is important to know your community level & precautions needed.
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It is important to know what prevention steps you should take based on your COVID-19 Community Level. 🟠At high levels, mask in public indoor settings. 🟡At medium levels, consider masking based on personal risk. More: bit.ly/community_levels
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#HCP: Presentations of #monkeypox in the current outbreak may not include classically diffuse rash & prodrome and could be mistaken for an STI. If there is concern for monkeypox, patients should be evaluated for STIs & monkeypox. Co-infection is possible. bit.ly/3xFXmXr
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Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH retweeted
As of June 9, 2022, over 67% of the U.S. population is in a location with a medium or high #COVID19 Community Level. Find your COVID-19 Community Level: bit.ly/36RiqiR.
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At @CDCgov, we're committed to building a strong & diverse workforce that is ready to respond to all #PublicHealth challenges. Our partnership with @AmeriCorps to launch Public Health AmeriCorps is an essential part of these efforts. Read more: bit.ly/3O8lkje
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Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH retweeted
Hearing that #monkeypox spreads through air? It's not known to linger in air. It is not transmitted during short periods of shared airspace. It spreads via contact w/ someone with monkeypox. It may also spread when people have close, face-to-face contact. bit.ly/39c3H3m
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