When will we be able to quit wearing a mask?


There is not enough information currently available to say if or when CDC will stop recommending that people wear masks and avoid close contact with others to help prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Experts need to understand more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide before making that decision. Other factors, including how many people get vaccinated and how the virus is spreading [...]

When will we be able to quit wearing a mask?2020-11-27T10:41:15-08:00

Will we need to wear a mask if we have gotten the vaccines?


Yes. While experts learn more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide under real-life conditions, it will be important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to us to help stop this pandemic, like covering your mouth and nose with a mask, washing hands often, and staying at least 6 feet away from others. Together, COVID-19 vaccination and following CDC’s recommendations for how to protect yourself and [...]

Will we need to wear a mask if we have gotten the vaccines?2020-11-23T09:39:11-08:00

How many shots will be needed?


All but one of the COVID-19 vaccines currently in Phase 3 clinical trials in the United States need two shots to be effective. The other COVID-19 vaccine uses one shot.

How many shots will be needed?2020-11-18T10:37:11-08:00

Where will we be able to get a vaccine?


DC is working with partners across the country to make sure people have the information they need to be confident in deciding to get vaccinated. Key priorities for CDC are: Regularly sharing clear and accurate information with people to make sure they understand the risks and benefits of getting vaccinated and can make informed decisions. Helping [...]

Where will we be able to get a vaccine?2020-11-11T09:34:35-08:00

When will a vaccine be available?


The goal for Operation Warp Speed external icon is to deliver safe vaccines that work, with the first supply becoming available before the end of 2020. When a vaccine is authorized or approved in the United States, there may not be enough doses available for all adults. Supplies will increase over time, and all adults should be [...]

When will a vaccine be available?2020-11-09T11:32:13-08:00

What is Operation Warp Speed?


Operation Warp Speed is a partnership among components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Defense to help develop, make, and distribute millions of vaccine doses for COVID-19 as quickly as possible while ensuring that the vaccines are safe and that they work. Learn more about Operation Warp [...]

What is Operation Warp Speed?2020-11-04T09:30:44-08:00

What percentage of patients with COVID-19 need to be hospitalized?


Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment, and for the majority – especially for children and young adults – illness due to COVID-19 is generally minor. However, for some people it can cause serious illness.

What percentage of patients with COVID-19 need to be hospitalized?2020-09-23T13:27:28-07:00

Can you get the coronavirus disease from touching contaminated surfaces?


When someone who has COVID-19 coughs or exhales they release droplets of infected fluid. Most of these droplets fall on nearby surfaces and objects - such as desks, tables or telephones. People could catch COVID-19 by touching contaminated surfaces or objects – and then touching their eyes, nose or mouth

Can you get the coronavirus disease from touching contaminated surfaces?2020-09-16T10:25:51-07:00

Can the coronavirus disease be transmitted from food?


It is highly unlikely that people can contract COVID-19 from food or food packaging. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness and the primary transmission route is through person-to- person contact and through direct contact with respiratory droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Can the coronavirus disease be transmitted from food?2020-09-10T11:23:55-07:00
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