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CDC Recommends Hep B Vaccination for Most Adults

On March 31, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that all adults aged 19-59 years receive a vaccination for hepatitis B. It also added that adults aged 60 years or older without known risk factors for hepatitis B may get vaccinated. The agency earlier recommended the vaccination for all infants and children […]

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COVID-19-associated hospitalizations among vaccinated and unvaccinated adults 18 years – COVID-NET, 13 states, January 1 – July 24, 2021

Abstract Background As of August 21, 2021, >60% of the U.S. population aged ≥18 years were fully vaccinated with vaccines highly effective in preventing hospitalization due to Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19). Infection despite full vaccination (vaccine breakthrough) has been reported, but characteristics of those with vaccine breakthrough resulting in hospitalization and relative […]

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Clinical Trends Among U.S. Adults Hospitalized with COVID-19, March-December 2020

Abstract Background The COVID-19 pandemic has caused substantial morbidity and mortality. Objectives To describe monthly demographic and clinical trends among adults hospitalized with COVID-19. Design Pooled cross-sectional. Setting 99 counties within 14 states participating in the Coronavirus Disease 2019-Associated Hospitalization Surveillance Network (COVID-NET). Patients U.S. adults (aged ≥18 years) hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 during March […]

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