With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it's more important than ever to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest information and recommendations on COVID-19 vaccines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). By getting vaccinated, you can protect yourself and your loved ones from severe illness, hospitalization, and death caused by COVID-19.
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The CDC has authorized four COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use in the United States, including Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Novavax, and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen. Each of these vaccines has undergone rigorous testing and has been proven effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death caused by COVID-19. By choosing to get vaccinated, you have the opportunity to protect yourself and your loved ones from the serious consequences of COVID-19.
The CDC provides guidance on who should get vaccinated, when, and with which vaccine based on various factors, including age, the vaccine you first received, and the length of time since your last dose. By understanding these recommendations, you can make an informed decision about getting vaccinated and stay up-to-date on the latest information.
To protect against the evolving COVID-19 virus, vaccine manufacturers Pfizer and Moderna have developed updated (bivalent) COVID-19 boosters that protect against both the original virus that causes COVID-19 and the Omicron variant BA.4 and BA.5. These updated boosters provide the best protection against the evolving virus.
If you recently had COVID-19, the CDC recommends delaying your next vaccine dose by three months from when your symptoms started or, if you had no symptoms, when you first received a positive test. However, certain factors such as the personal risk of severe disease, risk of disease in a loved one or close contact, local COVID-19 community level, and the most common COVID-19 variant currently causing illness should be considered when making the decision to delay or not. It's essential to weigh these factors and discuss them with your healthcare provider to determine your best course of action.
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