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Resources Tagged With: CDC

What Is the Latest Research on Autism?

As of March 26, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that among 8-year-old children, one in 54 are autistic. This number has increased from the one in 59 prevalence reported in previous estimates.

With autism rates on the increase, the scientific community has become all the more interested in uncovering the factors linked with autism. Read more ›

The CDC Adds Mental Health Conditions to High-Risk Covid-19 List

In October 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added mood disorders to the list of conditions that put people at high risk for severe Covid-19. Millions of Americans with conditions “including depression and schizophrenia spectrum disorders” are eligible for booster shots based on their mental health diagnosis alone. Read more ›

CDC Expert Panel Recommends COVID Vaccine for Kids 5-11

On November 2, 2021, an expert advisory panel to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unanimously recommended emergency use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 for kids ages 5-11 Tuesday, clearing the way for the agency to greenlight mass vaccination effort of school-aged children as early as this week. Read more ›

Updated CDC Guidance for the 2021 Holiday Season

Holiday traditions are important for families and children. There are several ways to enjoy holiday traditions and protect your health. Read more ›

COVID-19 Materials for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Care Providers [web resource] [downloadable] [video]

COVID-19 is challenging to explain, live through, and communicate about. These materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were created to help make communicating about COVID-19 a little easier. Choose from videos, posters, social stories, and interactive activities to best meet your communication needs. Read more ›

COVID Delta Variant: What We Know About the Science

Delta is currently the predominant variant of the virus in the United States. The following is a high-level summary of what CDC scientists have recently learned about the Delta variant. Read more ›

Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Shots to Be Offered to Americans Beginning September 20

US health officials and medical experts announced in a joint statement on Wednesday that booster doses of Covid-19 vaccine will be offered this fall, subject to authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration and sign off from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more ›

Updated CDC Guidance: Fully Vaccinated People and Kids Should Wear Masks Indoors

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Tuesday that fully vaccinated people begin wearing masks indoors again in places with high Covid-19 transmission rates. The agency is also recommending kids wear masks in schools this fall. Read more ›

Quick Guide: California K-12 Covid Safety Practices for the New School Year

State health officials say schools are ready to open for in-person instruction now that vaccines have been widely distributed, but districts face two major challenges: Children younger than 12 are still not eligible for Covid vaccines, and cases have begun to surge again a month after the state dropped most of its Covid restrictions. Read more ›

ER Visits for Suspected Suicide Attempts Among Teenage Girls Rose During Pandemic

In the early months of 2021, visits to emergency departments for suspected suicide attempts increased roughly 50 percent for adolescent girls compared with the same period in 2019, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more ›

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