Important update: Healthcare facilities
CDC has updated select ways to operate healthcare systems effectively in response to COVID-19 vaccination. Learn more
To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, get vaccinated as soon as you can and wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
UPDATE
Given new evidence on the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant, CDC has updated the guidance for fully vaccinated people. CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. Children should return to full-time in-person learning in the fall with layered prevention strategies in place.
UPDATE
The White House announced that vaccines will be required for international travelers coming into the United States, with an effective date of November 8, 2021. For purposes of entry into the United States, vaccines accepted will include FDA approved or authorized and WHO Emergency Use Listing vaccines. More information is available here.

COVID-19 Information for Specific Groups of People

COVID-19 Information for Specific Groups of People

Vaccine Information for different groups of people.

At Increased Risk for Severe Illness

  • Some people are more likely than others to become severely ill.
  • Severe illness means that a person with COVID-19 may need: hospitalization, intensive care, a ventilator to help them breathe or they may even die.
  • People at increased risk, and those who live or visit with them, need to take precautions to protect themselves from getting COVID-19.

Older Adults
People with Medical Conditions
Pregnant and Recently Pregnant People

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Risk by Age Group
Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death

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Risk by Race/Ethnicity
Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death

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