Immunocompromised individuals and those with certain underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness, hospitalization, and death due to COVID. The CDC has said that these groups are among those most likely to benefit from a second booster. There is some evidence that longer intervals between booster doses result in a stronger and longer-lasting immune response.
In the United States, for any COVID-19 vaccine to receive an EUA, it must be deemed safe. The Food and Drug Administration will not issue an EUA for a vaccine if the safety data is in question. Before an EUA can be issued for a vaccine, the FDA must first determine that the known and potential benefits outweigh the known and potential risks. An EUA submission includes all safety data accumulated from phase 1, phase 2 and phase 3 studies. The number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine will depend on the type of vaccine administered.
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Additionally, there are many resources available to help you if you need to isolate or quarantine, including personal financial help and assistance with affording and obtaining food. If you have been around someone who has COVID-19, you should get tested five days after you were exposed, even if you are fully vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated and were exposed to someone with COVID-19, follow instructions on how to quarantine. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, which can feel like a cold, you should get tested as soon as possible, even if you’re fully vaccinated.
Will there be new variants of COVID-19?
Variants Are Expected. Some variants emerge and disappear while others persist. New variants will continue to emerge. CDC and other public health organizations monitor all variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 in the United States and globally.
Our main dataset includes subnational data on Chinese province-level jurisdiction responses to COVID-19. Our main dataset contains data on the different approaches Canadian provinces and territories have taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our main dataset includes data on Brazilian states and cities’ responses to COVID-19. Additionally, more data is available in its dedicated Brazil sub-national repository. Also available are the results of a two rounds survey on Brazilian citizens’ experiences and opinions regarding COVID-19 and government policies.
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The coronavirus also appears to cause higher rates of severe illness and death than the flu. But the symptoms themselves can vary widely from person to person. Provide brief, simple information that balances COVID-19 facts with appropriate reassurances that adults are there to help keep them healthy and to take care of them if they do get sick.
The degree to which T-cell cross-reactivity actually immunizes individuals hasn’t been proven. If T-cell cross-reactivity provides meaningful immunity, it would offer significant progress toward herd immunity. The prevalence of cross-reactive immunity may vary substantially by region. The other variables will also have much to say about the timeline to reach herd immunity (see sidebar, “Key factors affecting the timeline to herd immunity”).
Wastewater analysis is an increasingly important part of the university’s ongoing strategy to monitor the level of community transmission. SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) is shed in feces by infected individuals and can be measured in wastewater. TSA does not make decisions about flight cancellations or airport closures. These decisions are made locally, on a case-by-case basis, by individual airlines, airports and public health officials. Before traveling, passengers should check with their airline and airports of origin and destination for the latest information on closures and cancellations.
But it’s not good for your mind or your body to be on high alert all the time. Take a moment to reacquaint yourself with basic information about this virus and the disease it causes. Evidence supporting the safety of COVID vaccines for pregnant women and their babies continues to grow. One study published in MMWR looked at data from more than 40,000 pregnant women between December 2020 and July 2021.
December 1– The International Association of Fire Fighters issued a press release urging governors and state health officials to make career and volunteer fire fighters, paramedics and EMTs a top priority level for COVID-19 vaccines. We are vital parts of the national public health system and should be treated at the same priority as other frontline healthcare workers and hospital staff. In another study, we showed that incentives make a difference when reporting test results. Sites with reporting incentives such as cash payments demonstrated significantly higher levels of reporting to their state health department than sites without incentives.