Important update: Healthcare facilities
CDC has updated select ways to operate healthcare systems effectively in response to COVID-19 vaccination. Learn more
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.
UPDATE
Travel requirements to enter the United States are changing, starting November 8, 2021. More information is available here.

COVID-19 Information for Specific Groups of People

COVID-19 Information for Specific Groups of People
Updated Mar. 25, 2022

If you or your family member are at high risk for severe illness, wear a mask or respirator with greater protection in public indoor spaces if you are in an area with a high COVID-19 Community Level. Talk with your healthcare provider about wearing a mask in a medium COVID-19 Community Level.

If you test positive and are an older adult or someone who is at high risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, treatment may be available. Contact a healthcare provider right away after a positive test to determine if you are eligible, even if your symptoms are mild right now. You can also visit a Test to Treat location and, if eligible, receive a prescription from a provider. Don’t delay: Treatment must be started within the first few days to be effective.

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.
  • Treatment may be available that could lower your chance of becoming very sick. Ask your healthcare provider if you may be eligible for treatments.

Older Adults
People with Medical Conditions
People Who Are Immunocompromised
Pregnant and Recently Pregnant People

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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