The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended that the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines should be offered to both health care personnel and residents of long-term care facilities.
The CDC refined travel guidance, recommending that travelers get a viral test 1-3 days before a trip and 3-5 days after the trip in addition to observing social distancing and other precautions.
The United Kingdom’s Department of Health and Social Care approved the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine candidate for public use.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) partnered with the Indian Health Service to ensure that tribal health programs and Indian organizations can receive a COVID-19 vaccine by means of their preferred method.
HHS partnered with Operation Warp Speed and the National Institutes of Health to create Combat COVID, a webpage with resources about vaccine trials, treatment trials, plasma donations and COVID-19 treatments.