The CDC is preparing for a winter with ‘3 bugs

Monkeypox virus

Even as the nation is faced with blistering heat waves this summer, Dr. Mandy Cohen, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is already thinking ahead to cold and flu season this winter. “We’re going to have three bugs out there, three viruses: Covid, of course, flu and RSV,” Cohen said in an […]

CDC: Tampa Bay area and most of Florida under ‘high risk’ for COVID-19

Downtown of Tampa. Tampa, Florida, USA.

Experts say cases are plateauing about 10,000 per day but may be higher due to unreported at-home positive tests. TAMPA, Fla. — The majority of Florida is still at high risk for COVID-19 transmission, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and all of Tampa Bay is under that same […]

CDC: Listeria outbreak linked to Florida – CBS Miami


MIAMI – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a specific food item has not yet been identified as the source of a listeria outbreak.  They said that most of the sick people in this outbreak live in or traveled to Florida about a month before they got sick.  The CDC said one person had […]

The CDC is changing its covid travel advisory system

Commercial Airline

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is set to update its international covid-19 travel advisory system Monday, designating its highest-risk category for extreme scenarios. “To help the public understand when the highest level of concern is most urgent, this new system will reserve Level 4 travel health notices for special circumstances, such as rapidly […]

CDC Eases COVID-19 Mask Guidelines Based on County Risk Levels

The nation has turned a corner in its approach to addressing COVID-19 with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcing on Friday afternoon that most people will no longer need to wear face coverings, so long as COVID-19 hospitalizations remain low.   Read Full ArticleRead Full Article

CDC Recommends Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5 to 11 Years

Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that children 5 to 11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine. CDC now expands vaccine recommendations to about 28 million children in the United States in this age group and allows providers to begin vaccinating them as soon as possible.  COVID-19 cases in children can result in hospitalizations, […]

CDC Statement on ACIP Booster Recommendations

CDC Statement on ACIP Booster Recommendations Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation for a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in certain populations and also recommended a booster dose for those in high risk occupational and institutional settings. The Food and Drug Administration’s […]

CDC Pediatric Data

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Fewer cases of COVID-19 have been reported in children (ages 0-17 years) compared with adults.1-3 While children have been less affected by COVID-19 compared with adults, children can get sick from COVID-19 and can spread COVID-19 to others. Some children may develop severe illness. Children with underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness […]

U.S. administers 374.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Covid 19 Shot

(Reuters) – The United States had administered 374,488,924 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Saturday morning and distributed 450,175,825 doses, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Those figures are up from the 373,516,809 vaccine doses the CDC said had gone into arms by Friday, out of 447,619,715 doses delivered. […]