There’s now a third safe COVID-19 vaccine, so we asked Dr. Fauci to walk us through the newly-authorized Johnson & Johnson option: The way it works, it’s effectiveness, and whether he’d take it himself. (The answer is yes!) https://t.co/Zb0eYQzNTU
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends third authorized #COVID19 vaccine for use in the U.S., & CDC has adopted the recommendation. CDC recommends vaccines are offered first to people ACIP identified as a priority population. More: https://t.co/VZ4QhWJ2myhttps://t.co/bjr7aL5VIn
Today marks an encouraging step toward an end to the #COVID19 pandemic. I have now signed CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that endorsed the safety and effectiveness of Janssen’s COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 & up. https://t.co/POw8b9BsdShttps://t.co/c1IbMYtKdp
CDC is closely following outbreaks of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) & Guinea. The outbreaks are centered in remote areas of these countries. The risk of Ebola to the United States is extremely low. Full statement: https://t.co/e1vvDeYeLw
LISTERIA OUTBREAK UPDATE: Do not eat El Abuelito brand quesillo and requeson cheeses, in addition to the recalled queso fresco. Pregnant, aged 65 or older, or have a weakened immune system? Don’t eat any brand of quesillo or requeson until we learn more. https://t.co/O8WZ64wNB8https://t.co/DIJJhhSKpo
Data continue to show that rates of #COVID19-associated hospitalizations are falling after a peak in early January. While rates are going down, they’re still too high. Help slow the spread:
😷 Wear a mask.
↔ Stay 6 feet apart.
🚫 Avoid crowds.
Data show that testing volume for #COVID19 is down, but vaccinations are going up across the U.S. As of February 25, 2021, over 46 million people had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more: https://t.co/Y4zOGzEBxs.
Safety in schools depends on safer communities. #COVID19 prevention strategies like wearing masks, staying at least 6 ft apart, and increasing testing and vaccinations can help us get there. All this and more in the COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review: https://t.co/F4bAyObDp1.https://t.co/4jeLdTFz2s
Public education is a critical component of our response to the #COVID19 pandemic. It is a shared effort to empower people to protect themselves, especially those in disproportionally burdened populations. https://t.co/h9cZcnPDMR
In partnership with @theCOVIDCollab, today we are proud to announce the creative platform for our COVID-19 vaccine education initiative, “It’s Up To You,” the largest and most critical communications effort in our nation’s history. https://t.co/KfSZAYufUY
While Dr. Scott Santibañez was deployed to the Hoopa Valley Tribe in CA, he had to shift focus from limiting the spread of #COVID19 to preparing for possible wildfire evacuations in the middle of a pandemic. Read more about his experience: https://t.co/iaa6GaG0id.https://t.co/k3v1wN5UcJ