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Updated #COVID19 guidance to help you make informed decisions to protect yourself & others from severe illness. Knowing your risk & taking prevention steps, including vaccination & masking, can help you & loved ones from getting really sick. @CDCMMWR: bit.ly/3bGvO6p
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FDA and CDC announced a new approach to administer JYNNEOS #monkeypox vaccine intradermally. This allows administration of up to 5 doses from a 1 dose vial. On today’s #DirectorDebrief, @CDCDirector & Dr. John Brooks discuss what you need to know about intradermal vaccination.
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If you think you have monkeypox or have had close, personal contact with someone who has #monkeypox, a healthcare provider can help you determine if you need to be tested for monkeypox. Learn more: bit.ly/3Gt4SaT.
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Public health professionals: #DYK the stages of the federal grant lifecycle? Learn how to apply for and manage grants and cooperative agreements with this training from @CDCFound: bit.ly/3PtRRBG. #CDCLearning
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Parents: Are your children up to date with their polio vaccines? Talk to your child’s healthcare provider about doses and timing they need. You have the power to protect them! Learn more: bit.ly/3PpYdAU.
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CDC confirmed 2 more human infections with a #flu virus that usually spreads in pigs, bringing the total for 2022 to 3. Public risk from these types of infections is generally low, but CDC recommends precautions for people who are around pigs: bit.ly/3zXg6l1.
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Two vaccines can be used for preventing #monkeypox infection. CDC recommends vaccination for people who might have been exposed to monkeypox. Learn more: bit.ly/3C5hh4q.
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A CDC analysis found that people who became critically ill with #COVID19 during their second or third trimesters of pregnancy were 4x more likely to have a preterm delivery compared with people who had mild COVID-19 illness during these times. More: bit.ly/3fBCIPo.
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Be prepared for hurricanes and other tropical storms this season. Learn how to keep yourself and your family safe before, during, and after a natural disaster. Visit: bit.ly/3S3gxCn. #PrepYourHealth
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CDC and FDA have announced a monkeypox vaccination approach that could allow the United States to substantially increase the number of doses of JYNNEOS vaccine available. Learn more: bit.ly/3AftSRE.
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CDC is committed to making sure everyone has access to #COVID19 vaccines. Learn more about vaccine equity in this week’s COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review: bit.ly/CDTweeklyreview.
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As of Aug 11, over 82% of the US population is in a location w/ a medium or high #COVID19 Community Level. If you live in a medium or high community level, consider taking steps to protect yourself & others, like masking. See your COVID-19 Community Level: bit.ly/36RiqiR
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Vaccination helps protect children from severe illness, hospitalization, and death from #COVID19. CDC recommends everyone ages 6 months and older get vaccinated against COVID-19. Find a vaccine near you: vaccines.gov.
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CDC recommends vaccination for people who have been exposed to #monkeypox. If you think you may need vaccination, contact a healthcare provider or your local health department to find out if you should get vaccinated. bit.ly/3C5UTbd
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School administrators and building managers: Welcome students back to school with improved air flow to help protect them from #COVID19. Use CDC’s Interactive School Ventilation Tool to learn how: bit.ly/3Ny4udb.
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Do you raise chickens for eggs? Take steps to stay healthy around your flock. Collect eggs often, throw away cracked eggs, & keep eggs refrigerated. CDC is investigating several Salmonella outbreaks linked to backyard poultry. bit.ly/3xyZvEc
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Clinicians: See CDC’s interim guidance on the use of alternative (intradermal) and standard (subcutaneous) dosing regimens for JYNNEOS vaccine during the 2022 U.S. monkeypox outbreak. bit.ly/3Pdndew
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In Eswatini, @PEPFAR, @CDCgov, & partners launched a program to help prevent #HIV from passing from mother to child. The result? Healthy mothers, HIV-free babies, and strong families. Families like the Mndvotis. Read their story here: bitly.ws/t7Cv
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CDC is updating its guidance to help you better understand how best to protect yourself and others from #COVID19. Learn more: bit.ly/3bGvO6p.
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We’re working with states and cities – providing them resources and support – so they can now adopt the intradermal administration of the vaccine as soon as they are ready. We’re moving quickly to make sure we can increase doses nationwide with this new strategy. – DD #DDtalksMPX
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