CDC has updated its guidance for people who are fully vaccinated. See Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People.
CDC recommends schools continue to use the current COVID-19 prevention strategies for the 2020-2021 school year. Learn more
Important update: Healthcare facilities
CDC has updated select ways to operate healthcare systems effectively in response to COVID-19 vaccination. Learn more
Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. Unvaccinated people should get vaccinated and continue masking until they are fully vaccinated. With the Delta variant, this is more urgent than ever. CDC has updated guidance for fully vaccinated people based on new evidence on the Delta variant.
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.

Customizable COVID-19 Vaccination Content for Health Departments and Other Public Health Partners

Customizable COVID-19 Vaccination Content for Health Departments and Other Public Health Partners
Updated July 8, 2021

Health departments and other public health partners can use the following content in a variety of formats. It can be customized for newsletters, emails, blogs, matte articles, or other forms of communication. You can add your own logos and customize the text to make it appropriate for your community.

Moving Forward to End the Pandemic

When you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities you did prior to the pandemic. Vaccines will help us move closer to ending the pandemic, but if you are not fully vaccinated, you still need to use all the tools we have available to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Vaccination adds an important layer of protection for you, your family, and your loved ones. Wearing masks and social distancing help reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others, but these measures are not enough, and no one tool alone is going to stop the pandemic. The combination of getting vaccinated and following CDC’s recommendations to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection against COVID-19.

{INSERT QUOTE FROM SPOKESPERSON. Suggested quote: “Getting vaccinated is one of the most important ways to help stop this pandemic, but we still need to make sure we’re taking other precautions, like wearing a mask and practicing social distancing, says [NAME and TITLE].

While experts learn more about how COVID-19 vaccination may help reduce spread of the disease in communities, it is important for everyone to continue to follow CDC’s recommendations. CDC will continue to update these recommendations using the latest science to protect communities.

We ask you to join us in protecting yourself, your family and friends, and our community by getting vaccinated when it’s available to you.

  • {INSERT OPTIONAL SECOND QUOTE FROM SPOKESPERSON. Suggested quote: COVID-19 can have serious, life-threatening complications, and there is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you. And if you get sick, you could spread the disease to friends, family, and others around you. That’s why it’s important to get vaccinated once it’s available to you to make sure your immune system is ready to fight the virus if you are exposed, says [NAME and TITLE].

Stopping this pandemic will take everyone doing their part, including getting vaccinated and continuing to wear masks and practice social distancing. For more information about COVID-19 vaccination, visit CDC’s FAQs web page: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html.