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Joint CDC and FDA Statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 04:57
As of April 12, more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen ) vaccine have been administered in the U.S. CDC and FDA are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine.

Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on Racism and Health

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 10:23
Today, Rochelle P. Walensky MD, MPH, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), declared racism a serious public health threat.

Federal Grantees May Now Use Funds to Purchase Fentanyl Test Strips

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 11:17
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced today that federal funding may now be used to purchase rapid fentanyl test strips (FTS) in an effort to help curb the dramatic spike in drug overdose deaths largely driven by the use of strong synthetic opioids, including illicitly manufactured fentanyl.

CDC Awards $3 Billion to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Programs

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 10:52
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded funding to support local efforts to increase vaccine uptake by expanding COVID-19 vaccine programs and ensuring greater equity and access to vaccine by those disproportionately affected by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Nearly 80 percent of teachers, school staff, and childcare workers receive at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 13:57
Nearly 80 percent of Pre-K-12 teachers, school staff, and childcare workers received at least their first shot of COVID-19 vaccine by the end of March, according to the CDC's latest estimates and survey data.

CDC Issues Next Phase of the Conditional Sail Order for Cruise Ship Operators

Fri, 04/02/2021 - 14:48
Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the next phase of technical guidance under the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order (CSO) requiring cruise lines to establish agreements at ports where they intend to operate, implement routine testing of crew, and develop plans incorporating vaccination strategies to reduce the risk of introduction and spread of COVID-19 by crew and passengers.

CDC Issues Updated Guidance on Travel for Fully Vaccinated People

Fri, 04/02/2021 - 09:02
Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its travel guidance for fully vaccinated people to reflect the latest evidence and science. Given recent studies evaluating the real-world effects of vaccination, CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people can travel at low risk to themselves. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last recommended dose of vaccine.

CDC Investigation Notice: CDC investigating Salmonella outbreak linked to wild songbirds

Thu, 04/01/2021 - 13:40
A CDC Investigation Notice regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/typhimurium-04-21/index.html

CDC and NIH bring COVID-19 self-testing to residents in two locales

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 10:53
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has launched an innovative community health initiative called "Say Yes! COVID Test" starting in Pitt County, North Carolina, and coming soon to Chattanooga/Hamilton County, Tennessee.

CDC Real-World Study Confirms Protective Benefits of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

Mon, 03/29/2021 - 06:47
A new CDC study provides strong evidence that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections in real-world conditions among health care personnel, first responders, and other essential workers.

Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on Extending the Eviction Moratorium

Mon, 03/29/2021 - 06:10
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CDC Supports Efforts to End Ebola Outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of Guinea

Fri, 03/26/2021 - 13:37
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Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, On COVID-19 Vaccination at Dialysis Centers

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 06:42
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CDC Plans to Provide $332 Million to Support Community Health Workers for COVID-19 Prevention and Control

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 06:20
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CDC Updates Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools to Reflect New Evidence on Physical Distance in Classrooms

Fri, 03/19/2021 - 07:14
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CDC Initiative Creates New Water Fluoridation Technology to Support Rural Health Needs

Thu, 03/18/2021 - 07:12
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded research initiative offers access to optimally fluoridated water for up to 19 million people in the U.S. for the first time.

CDC Announces $2.25 Billion to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities in Communities that are at High-Risk and Underserved

Wed, 03/17/2021 - 11:10
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Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, In Observance of One-Year Pandemic Milestone

Thu, 03/11/2021 - 05:36
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CDC Issues First Set of Guidelines on How Fully Vaccinated People Can Visit Safely with Others

Mon, 03/08/2021 - 08:37
CDC works 24/7 saving lives, protecting people from health threats, and saving money to have a more secure nation. A US federal agency, CDC helps make the healthy choice the easy choice by putting science and prevention into action. CDC works to help people live longer, healthier and more productive lives.

Allyson Felix, track and field star, joins Hear Her campaign to raise awareness about maternal mortality

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 05:25
CDC is pleased to announce that Allyson Felix, an elite track and field athlete and U.S. Olympian, has joined the Hear Her campaign to share her story and raise awareness about urgent warning signs that could indicate life-threatening complications during and in the year after pregnancy.