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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: bit.ly/3btJaFU
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Once you’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic. To find a COVID-19 vaccine near you: 1. Search vaccines.gov, 2. Text your ZIP code to 438829, or 3. Call 1-800-232-0233.
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On May 10, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for adolescents ages 12-15. In addition to preventing severe illness, vaccines will help kids safely return to doing what they love. Read more: bit.ly/CDTweeklyreview.
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Subscribe to get CDC’s COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review sent to your inbox every Friday: bit.ly/CDTsubscribe.
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Severe #COVID19 is rare in kids, but recent COVID-NET data show that rates of COVID-19-associated hospitalization in children ages 5 to 17 have doubled since mid-March. Everyone ages 12 and older should get vaccinated as soon as they can. More: bit.ly/3bqjRUO
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Health equity occurs when everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible. Learn how CDC promotes fair access to health for communities unequally affected by #COVID19: bit.ly/3fXrUIV.
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A new @CDCMMWR outlines recommendations from CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for use of the Pfizer-BioNTech #COVID19 Vaccine among adolescents age 12 to 15 years old. Get your adolescent vaccinated as soon as you can: bit.ly/MMWR51421.
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We updated our guidance for fully vaccinated people because: 1. #COVID19 cases are down 2. Vaccines are widely available 3. Vaccines = 90-95% effective in real-world studies 4. Vaccines are working against variants 5. Those fully vaccinated are less likely to transmit virus
CDC director on the new mask guidance for fully vaccinated Americans: “There were several pieces that really went into this important decision.” @GStephanopoulos gma.abc/3okPAvB
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A new @CDCMMWR provides more evidence that mRNA #COVID19 vaccines are effective in real-world conditions. Two doses of the mRNA vaccines were 94% effective among study participants at preventing symptomatic COVID-19. More: bit.ly/MMWR51421b.
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Wondering if you’re fully vaccinated against #COVID19? Here’s the key 🔑. You’re considered fully vaccinated: • 2 weeks after the second shot of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine • 2 weeks after 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine bit.ly/2RfAtaM.
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#Parents: Everyone 12 years and older is now eligible for #COVID19 vaccination. Help protect your family by planning to get everyone who’s eligible vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as you can. More: bit.ly/3uFSUUu.
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#HCPs: Attend CDC’s COCA Call today at 2 pm EDT on the Pfizer-BioNTech #COVID19 Vaccine expansion for 12- to 15-year-olds. Learn more: bit.ly/3odwsja.
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As of May 10, national forecasts predict 84,000–406,000 new #COVID19 cases will likely be reported during the week ending June 5. More: bit.ly/CDC_CForecast.
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As of May 10, national forecasts predict 1,500–5,500 new #COVID19 deaths will be reported during the week ending June 5. That would bring the projected total number of U.S. deaths to 591,000–602,000. More: bit.ly/CDC_MForecast.
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As of May 10, national forecasts predict 900–4,400 new #COVID19 hospitalizations will likely be reported on June 7. More: bit.ly/CDC_HForecast.
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#HCPs: Attend CDC’s COCA Call on Friday, May 14, at 2 pm EDT, on the Pfizer-BioNTech #COVID19 Vaccine expansion for 12- to 15-year-olds. Learn more: bit.ly/3odwsja.
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#DYK? Some #COVID19 vaccines require 2 doses. Make sure to get the 2nd dose for the most protection. Get the 2nd shot as close as possible to the recommended interval. Full details here: bit.ly/2RfAtaM.
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Big news from the CDC: If you’re fully vaccinated, you do not need to wear a mask – indoors or outdoors, in most settings. We’ve gotten this far. Whether you choose to get vaccinated or wear a mask, please protect yourself until we get to the finish line.
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A new @CDCMMWR shows that a free community-based #COVID19 testing initiative in Chicago was effective at reaching people living in communities with less access to testing and disproportionately higher COVID-19 rates. More: bit.ly/7019a4.
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