(1/28/21) Scientists are working to learn more about these variants to better understand how easily they might be transmitted and the effectiveness of currently authorized vaccines against them. New information about the virologic, epidemiologic, and clinical characteristics of these variants is rapidly emerging.
CDC, in collaboration with other public health agencies, is monitoring the situation closely. CDC is working to detect and characterize emerging viral variants. Furthermore, CDC has staff available to provide technical support to investigate the epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 variant infections. CDC will communicate new information as it becomes available.
Although coronavirus (COVID-2019) is new, experts know that older adults and those with underlying medical conditions are being more severely affected. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), those who are at greater risk of becoming seriously ill include: older adults, people who have serious chronic medical conditions such as, heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease.
On the arm where you got the shot:
Throughout the rest of your body:
If you have pain or discomfort, talk to your doctor about taking an over-the-counter medicine, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
To reduce pain and discomfort where you got the shot:
To reduce discomfort from fever:
In most cases, discomfort from fever or pain is normal. Contact your doctor or healthcare provider:
25,615,268+158,598 New Cases
431,619+3,993 New Deaths CDC | Updated: Jan 29 2021 2:40PMView: Cases Deaths Time period: Last 7 Days Since Jan 21, 2020Metric: Count Rate per 100,000
(1/28/21) Travel can increase your chance of spreading and getting COVID-19. Postponing travel and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
If you are considering traveling, here are some important questions to ask yourself and your loved ones beforehand. These questions can help you decide what is best for you and your family.
If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” you should consider making other plans, such as delaying your travel
New York, New Jersey Join Contact-Tracing App (4:40 p.m. NY)
New York and New Jersey joined Pennsylvania and Delaware in a phone app that traces whether they were in contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus.