CDC/ACIP [to 23 Jan 2021]

CDC/ACIP [to 23 Jan 2021]

Latest News Releases, Announcements

Media Statement from Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, CDC Director and ATSDR Administrator

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

   It is truly a privilege to join the world’s premier public health agency. For 75 years, CDC has carried out a mission to protect America’s safety, health, and security at home and abroad.

   I am proud to join this agency, and I recognize the seriousness of the moment. The toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on America is truly heartbreaking — for the loss of our loved ones and our beloved ways of life. At Massachusetts General Hospital, I saw firsthand the many difficulties this pandemic brings to our frontline workers and first responders, hospitals and public health systems, communities, and loved ones…

MMWR News Synopsis

Friday, January 22, 2021

:: Vaccination Coverage with Selected Vaccines and Exemption Rates Among Children in Kindergarten — United States, 2019–20 School Year

:: COVID-19 Case Investigation and Contact Tracing Efforts from Health Departments — United States, June 25–July 24, 2020

:: COVID-19 Trends Among Persons Aged 0–24 Years — United States, March 1–December 12, 2020 (Early Release January 13, 2021)

:: Emergence of SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 Lineage — United States, December 29, 2020–January 12, 2021 (Early Release January 15, 2021)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)– CDC

Selected Resources

:: Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States Saturday, January 23, 2021

:: COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkits Friday, January 22, 2021

:: CDC Strategy for Global Response to COVID-19 (2020-2023)

Updated Wednesday, January 20, 2021

This strategy provides an overarching framework for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s global response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The CDC strategy aligns with the U.S. Government (USG) strategy and the U.S. National Security Strategic goals to protect the American people and ensure the U.S. health security by mitigating the spread of infectious disease threats abroad.

The strategy defines CDC’s program priorities and guides development of criteria for monitoring and evaluating achievements and impact on health security at home and abroad. The strategy also addresses the urgent need to prioritize our global response work to reduce the global burden of COVID-19, while continuing to build global capacity to prevent, prepare for and control future pandemics. CDC’s response work supports countries and vulnerable populations, while providing global public health leadership in furthering the science and technical experience with COVID-19.

CDC will focus on mitigating the global impacts of COVID-19 and using CDC’s scientific and technical expertise to support our global health platform and program successes. In alignment with the USG strategy, CDC will implement activities using a phased approach to the pandemic that accounts for immediate and long-term public health needs, including anticipating and preparing for future global public health emergencies.


The goals of CDC’s strategy for global response to COVID-19 are to:

[1] Limit transmission of COVID-19;

[2] Minimize the impact of COVID-19 in vulnerable populations;

[3] Reduce specific health threats that pose current and future risk to the United States;

[4] Increase the scientific knowledge about SARS-CoV-2 (the virus responsible for COVID-19) and provide global public health leadership; and

[5] Support the development of long-term health security in low- and middle-income countries…