CDC/ACIP [U.S.] [to 2 Oct 2021]
Latest News Releases, Announcements
CDC Statement on Pregnancy Health Advisory
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Today, CDC issued an urgent health advisory to increase COVID-19 vaccination among people who are pregnant, recently pregnant (including those who are lactating), who are trying to become pregnant now, or who might become pregnant in the future to prevent serious illness, deaths, and adverse pregnancy outcomes.
The CDC health advisory strongly recommends COVID-19 vaccination either before or during pregnancy because the benefits of vaccination for both pregnant persons and their fetus or infant outweigh known or potential risks. Additionally, the advisory calls on health departments and clinicians to educate pregnant people on the benefits of vaccination and the safety of recommended vaccines.
According to CDC data, only 31 percent of pregnant people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and vaccination rates vary markedly by race and ethnicity. Vaccination coverage is highest among Asian people who are pregnant (45.7 percent), but lower among Hispanic or Latino pregnant people (25 percent), and lowest among Black pregnant people (15.6 percent)…
Next ACIP Meetings
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:: October 20-21, 2021 – No agenda posted at 2 Oct 2021
MMWR News Synopsis Friday, October 1, 2021
:: Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication — Pakistan, January 2020–July 2021
:: Disparities in COVID-19 Vaccination Status, Intent, and Perceived Access for Noninstitutionalized Adults, by Disability Status — National Immunization Survey Adult COVID Module, United States, May 30–June 26, 2021
:: Association Between K–12 School Mask Policies and School-Associated COVID-19 Outbreaks — Maricopa and Pima Counties, Arizona, July–August 2021
:: COVID-19–Related School Closures and Learning Modality Changes — United States, August 1–September 17, 2021
:: Pediatric COVID-19 Cases in Counties With and Without School Mask Requirements — United States, July 1–September 4, 2021
:: Safety Monitoring of an Additional Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine — United States, August 12–September 19, 2021
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)– CDC
Approximately 25 announcements/reports/data summaries.