CDC Updated COVID-19 Information – Late March 2021

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP 
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Spread in Nursing Homes and LTCFs was updated March 29, 2021.

US COVID-19 Cases Caused by Variants was updated March 30, 2021.

Evidence used to update the list of underlying medical conditions that increase a person’s risk of severe illness from COVID-19 was updated March 29, 2021.

An early release of CDC’s MMWR Interim Estimates of Vaccine Effectiveness of BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 COVID-19 Vaccines in Preventing SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Health Care Personnel, First Responders, and Other Essential and Frontline Workers — Eight U.S. Locations, December 2020–March 2021 on March 29, 2021:

COVID-19 Vaccine: Quick Reference Guide for Healthcare Professionals is a new resource posted by CDC on March 26, 2021.   Here’s a peak at what’s in this valuable 2-page Guide:

Summary Document for Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines Currently Authorized in the U.S. is another new 2-page resource from CDC:

COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Errors and Deviationsis another new 2-page resource from CDC: