CDC/ACIP [U.S.] [to 3 Apr 2021]

CDC/ACIP [U.S.] [to 3 Apr 2021]
Latest News Releases, Announcements
CDC Issues Next Phase of the Conditional Sail Order for Cruise Ship Operators
Friday, April 2, 2021

CDC Issues Updated Guidance on Travel for Fully Vaccinated People
Friday, April 2, 2021
… Given recent studies evaluating the real-world effects of vaccination, CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people can travel at low risk to themselves. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last recommended dose of vaccine.
Fully vaccinated people can travel within the United States and do not need COVID-19 testing or post-travel self-quarantine as long as they continue to take COVID-19 precautions while traveling – wearing a mask, avoiding crowds, socially distancing, and washing hands frequently…

CDC Real-World Study Confirms Protective Benefits of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines
Monday, March 29, 2021
A new CDC study provides strong evidence that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections in real-world conditions among health care personnel, first responders, and other essential workers.  These groups are more likely than the general population to be exposed to the virus because of their occupations.
The study looked at the effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna mRNA vaccines in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections among 3,950 study participants in six states over a 13-week period from December 14, 2020 to March 13, 2021.
Results showed that following the second dose of vaccine (the recommended number of doses), risk of infection was reduced by 90 percent two or more weeks after vaccination. Following a single dose of either vaccine, the participants’ risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2 was reduced by 80 percent two or more weeks after vaccination…