COVID-19: CDC, FDA and CMS Guidance

May 18, 2021
COVID-19 vaccination coverage was about 7 percentage points lower in rural counties than in urban counties as of April 10, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported today.
May 17, 2021
The Food and Drug Administration updated its emergency use authorizations for two intravenous infusion therapies for outpatients at risk for progressing to severe COVID-19 disease.
May 17, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasized that its new masking recommendations for people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not apply to health care settings.
May 14, 2021
In a study of more than 1,800 health care workers across 33 sites in 25 U.S. states, the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines reduced symptomatic COVID-19 infections by 94% in fully vaccinated workers and 82% in partially vaccinated workers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. 
May 13, 2021
Adopting the advice of its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last night recommended the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children aged 12 to 15, paving the way for providers to begin vaccinating them immediately.
May 13, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its interim guidance stating that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, indoors or outdoors.
May 12, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for administration in adolescents ages 12 to 15.
May 10, 2021
The Food and Drug Administration announced the expansion of its emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to include adolescents ages 12 to 15.