The CDC says N95s offer the best protection against the virus, but still stresses "any mask is better than no mask."
The agency is "actively looking" at beefing up its recommendation to combat the spread of the Omicron variant, an official told The Washington Post.
The CDC released new advice saying you can stop isolating after 5 days. Buried in the fine print: you should act like you're infectious for 10 days.
One doctor called boosters a "whack-a-mole" strategy that could help against Omicron, but another said boosters won't prevent hospital crowding.
"I love the CDC. ... I never dreamed the day would come when I would advise people NOT to follow their guidance," Dr. Adams tweeted on Tuesday.
Pfizer boosted more than 4,600 fully vaccinated people and found that their protection against symptomatic COVID-19 improved within a week.
In general, third shots don't have as many side effects as second shots do, but be prepared to take it easy. Fatigue, pain, and chills are common.
Pfizer's vaccine was 91% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19, according to a trial of more than 2,200 kids aged 5-11.
Pfizer's low-dose COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5-11 should be available nationwide later this week. CDC advisors stressed there's no reason to wait.
Not everyone needs a booster shot right now, and the truth is that most Americans who've gotten Pfizer or Moderna probably don't.
Currently, being fully vaccinated in the US means an individual has both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the J&J vaccine.
COVID-19 booster shots should be available in the coming days for everyone who's had J&J, as well as select groups of Moderna recipients.
The AY.4.2 variant is a new sub-lineage of Delta. The CDC says "there is no evidence" that it is more transmissible, or that it could evade vaccines.
The CDC has released data breaking down COVID-19 cases and deaths by vaccination status, as well as vaccine brand.
The CDC says that pregnant people have a 70% increased risk of death from COVID-19, but only about 1 in 3 pregnant people are vaccinated in the US.
Patterns are starting to emerge suggesting Moderna's 2-dose vaccine might have a slight edge over Pfizer's in the long run.
The CDC advisory panel recommended not making healthcare workers and teachers eligible, but CDC Director Rochelle Walensky overruled them.
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