- Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) held a briefing to address frequently-asked questions about how the Public Health Emergency (PHE) transition will impact COVID-19 vaccines, testing, and treatments in the United States. Those who missed the briefing can access a fact sheet and a recording summarizing key changes. Currently, these resources are only available in English.
- Throughout the pandemic, data have shown that diabetes puts people at a higher risk of severe COVID-19 or hospitalization. A growing number of studies, including one published last week, are discovering that contracting COVID-19 is associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes. Don’t risk it! Stay up to date with your vaccines against COVID-19.
- The FDA recently published a fact sheet about how over-the-counter, at-home COVID-19 tests work. Check it out for step-by-step guidance on when to test, how to interpret test results, and other relevant information.
- A note on vaccination data this week and the data we’ll share moving forward: We have switched from reporting vaccination data for the population 5 years of age and older to reporting data for the total population, as the CDC now reports bivalent booster data for the total population, not just those 5 years of age and older.