The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
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COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. However, some people who are fully vaccinated will still get COVID-19 if they are exposed to the virus that causes it.
This page provides information and resources to help public health departments and laboratories investigate and report COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases.
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Because COVID-19 is a new disease with new vaccines, you may have questions about what happens before, during, and after your appointment to get vaccinated. These tips will help you know what to expect when you get vaccinated, what information your provider will give you, and resources you can use to monitor your health after you are vaccinated.
How to get a vaccine, what you need to know before your appointment, and what you can do when you are fully vaccinated.
Safety monitoring systems are in place to capture information about vaccination during pregnancy. CDC and the FDA are closely monitoring that information.
COVID-19 vaccines have undergone the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. Learn about clinical trials and different safety monitoring systems.
CDC and its partners are monitoring reports of myocarditis and pericarditis. CDC continues to recommend COVID-19 vaccination for everyone 12 years of age and older.
What you need to know about vaccines, including frequently asked questions and benefits of getting vaccinated.
Sharing and Shifting Tasks to Maintain Essential Healthcare During COVID-19 in Low Resource, non-US settings
The World Health Organization (WHO) outlines two approaches to expand and ensure access to essential health services during the COVID pandemic by optimizing the use of existing healthcare workforce: task shifting and task sharing  . Task shifting and task sharing allow for the shifting of tasks from highly qualified healthcare workers (HCWs) to HCWs with less training and less qualifications and the sharing of tasks with an equally qualified cadre of HCWs, respectively.
Use this step-by-step guide to learn how you can register for v-safe to report any side effects after your COVID-19 vaccination.
Messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines teach our cells how to make a protein that triggers an immune response. They are safe and effective at preventing COVID-19.
Underlying Medical Conditions Associated with High Risk for Severe COVID-19: Information for Healthcare Providers
Guidance for clinical healthcare workers on clinical care for patients with underlying medical conditions who are diagnosed with COVID-19.
Overview of Testing for SARS-CoV-2
Healthcare personnel who are pregnant or breastfeeding may get vaccinated for COVID-19, but there are many considerations that go into that decision.
Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States
Information and frequently asked questions about requirement for proof of negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving in the United States
CDC created this airline toolkit for airlines that are educating/informing travelers and crew about COVID-19.
CDC reports COVID-19 vaccination data online on COVID Data Tracker and in vaccination datasets.
Infographic for identifying COVID-19 close contacts in K-12 school settings and public health recommendations for close contacts.