CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation to expand COVID-19 vaccination to children younger than 5 years of age on June 18. This decision now universally recommends COVID-19 vaccination for everyone 6 months and older, paving the way for nearly 20 million children in this age group to get vaccinated and allowing providers to begin vaccinating with either the Moderna or the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as soon as possible.
Parents with questions are encouraged to talk to their child’s healthcare provider, school nurse, or local pharmacist to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and the importance of keeping children up to date with all recommended vaccinations.
Below is a list of resources related to the recommendation:
- COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens
- Resources to Promote the COVID-19 Vaccine for Children & Teens
- Clinical Guidance for COVID-19 Vaccination
- Pfizer Medical Updates & Immunization Site Training for All Healthcare Providers (including proper use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for individuals 6 months through 4 years of age)
The Who, What, Where and When of COVID-19 Treatments
On June 28, from 3:00–4:00 PM ET, the CDC Foundation in partnership with the Vaccine Equity Cooperative will host a webinar on COVID-19 antiviral treatments. During this interactive webinar, community-based organizations, workforces, and federally qualified health centers will:
- Receive the latest information and resources available on COVID-19 antivirals and the Test to Treat initiative
- Learn about clinical/community organization partnerships and how we can make it easier for individuals to access treatment and information
- Share feedback to senior officials from the CDC and White House COVID-19 response teams on the biggest barriers your communities face in accessing these treatments
- Discuss recommendations to make the oral antiviral program more equitable and effective
To register for the webinar, click here.
COVID Data Tracker Resources and Updates
COVID Data Tracker is CDC’s home for COVID-19 data. It combines county, state, national, and global data from across the response in a series of interactive dashboards. Recent COVID Data Tracker releases and updates include:
- CDC did not publish a COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review Interpretative Summary for June 17. Publication will resume Friday, June 24.
- On June 16, COVID Data Tracker’s Vaccine Effectiveness tab was updated to highlight vaccine effectiveness studies published in May 2022.
- The June 10 COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review Interpretative Summary focused on summer safety and CDC’s updated early care and education and K-12 guidance, which includes guidance for summer camps.
- On June 9, updates were made to COVID Data Tracker, which included multiple enhancements and functionality improvements.
Recently Published COVID-19 Related Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWRs)
- Dispensing of Oral Antiviral Drugs for Treatment of COVID-19 by Zip Code–Level Social Vulnerability — United States, December 23, 2021–May 21, 2022
- Hospitalization and Emergency Department Encounters for COVID-19 After Paxlovid Treatment — California, December 2021–May 2022
- COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations Among Medicare Beneficiaries With and Without Disabilities — United States, January 1, 2020–November 20, 2021
- Ventilation Improvement Strategies among K–12 Public Schools—The National School COVID-19 Prevention Study, United States, February 14–March 27, 2022
- COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage, by Race and Ethnicity — National Immunization Survey Adult COVID Module, United States, December 2020–November 2021
- COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations, and Deaths among American Indian or Alaska Native Persons — Alaska, 2020–2021
New & Updated
- On June 13, CDC released Stories from the Field: Conversations on COVID-19 Prevention with 3 Exemplary Charter Schools as part of its Conversations in Equity, a collection of blogs dedicated to increasing the awareness of health inequities.
- On June 10, CDC rescinded the order requiring persons to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States. For more information on the rescission, click here.
- On June 7, CDC released a new study, Ventilation Improvement Strategies among K–12 Public Schools—The National School COVID-19 Prevention Study, United States, February 14–March 27, 2022, that examines what K-12 schools are doing to improve ventilation. We invite you to also read the associated Journal of the American Medical Association Viewpoint article, Reducing SARS-CoV-2 in Shared Indoor Air.
- On June 2, the Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccination Operational Planning Guide was updated to include details about the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages 6 months through 4 years, the Moderna vaccine for children ages 6 months through 5 years, and the pre-order process and related assumptions. For more information, click here.
- Long COVID or Post-COVID Conditions
- Paxlovid for Health Care Providers
- COVID-19 Print Resources
- COVID-19 Community Levels
- COVID Data Tracker
- What You Need to Know About Variants
- Omicron Variant: What You Need to Know
- Quarantine and Isolation
- CDC Strategy for Global Response to COVID-19 (2020-2023)
- Stay Up to Date with Your Vaccines
- How Do I Find a COVID-19 Vaccine or Booster?
- Resources to Promote the COVID-19 Vaccine for Children & Teens
- COVID-19 Vaccines for People Who Would Like to Have a Baby
- COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant or Breastfeeding
- COVID-19 Vaccines for Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised People
- COVID-19 Vaccines
School and Community
- Operational Guidance for K-12 Schools and Early Care and Education Programs to Support Safe In-Person Learning
- School Testing for COVID-19 Toolkit
- School Toolkit for Responding to COVID-19 Cases
- Ventilation in Schools and Childcare Programs (including an Interactive SchoolVentilation Tool)
- Frequently Asked Questions for K-12 and Early Care and Education (ECE) Settings
- Frequently Asked Questions for Directors of Overnight Camps
- Guidance on Prevention and Management of Coronavirus Disease (COVID -19) 2019 in Correctional and Detention Facilities
- Surgeon General’s Advisory Addressing Health Worker Burnout
- CDC COVID-19 Travel
- Wearing Masks in Travel and Public Transportation Settings
- Communication Resources for Travelers
- COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Country
- COVIDtests.gov – Free at-home COVID-19 tests
- COVID-19 Testing Resources
- Guidance for Antigen Testing for SARS-CoV-2 for Healthcare Providers Testing Individuals in the Community
- Upcoming Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Meeting: On Thursday, June 23, from 10:00 AM–5:00 PM ET, ACIP will meet to discuss the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children and adolescents ages 6–17 years. For more information, click here.
- CDC COVID-19 All-State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial (STLT) Update Call: The CDC COVID-19 All-STLT Update Call will now occur on the third Monday of each month from 2:00–2:30 PM ET. The next call will be on July 18, from 2:00–2:30 PM ET. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- July 18
- August 15
- September 19
To register for this call series, click here.