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Tracking Covid vaccines

NBC News is tracking Covid vaccine and booster doses in the United States. These charts will be updated weekly.
Decorative green-colored outlines of certain U.S. states.
Decorative green-colored outlines of certain U.S. states.

A small summer Covid wave may be ahead, experts say, as a new variant takes over

The variant, called KP.2, now makes up the largest share of new infections in the U.S.
People, some wearing masks, walk on the boardwalk
People, some wearing masks, walk on the boardwalk

The WHO overturned dogma on how airborne diseases spread. Will the CDC act on it?

A new report comes as the CDC is updating its guidance for infection control. A committee advising the agency seems poised to brush the latest science aside.
Doctors and nurses attend to Covid-19 patient in a coma
Doctors and nurses attend to Covid-19 patient in a coma

Covid vaccines not linked to sudden death in young people, CDC report finds

The new report debunks widespread misinformation that the mRNA shots were connected to sudden cardiac death in young athletes.
A nurse prepares doses of the Pfizer vaccine
A nurse prepares doses of the Pfizer vaccine

Georgia puts Willie Pye to death in its first execution since before the pandemic

Pye, 59, was convicted of murder and other charges in the 1993 slaying of his former girlfriend. The state had paused executions, last carrying one out in January 2020.
state execution chamber location
state execution chamber location

Health workers fear it's profits before protection as CDC revisits airborne transmission

The agency is developing a crucial set of guidelines that health care facilities will use to control the spread of infectious diseases for years to come.
A nurse adjusts an electrode on a covid patient in Oceanside, N.Y.
A nurse adjusts an electrode on a covid patient in Oceanside, N.Y.

CDC updates Covid 5-day isolation guidelines as deaths and hospitalizations fall

The shift in guidance comes as Covid hospitalizations and deaths continue to fall.
A passenger wears a mask while riding a train in Washington, D.C.
A passenger wears a mask while riding a train in Washington, D.C.

CDC recommends spring Covid booster for older adults

People 65 and older should get another shot to protect against the virus, the agency said Wednesday.
A pharmacist delivers a COVID-19 booster shot in Chicago
A pharmacist delivers a COVID-19 booster shot in Chicago

CDC may recommend a spring Covid booster for some groups

People who are most vulnerable to Covid complications, such as older people and those with weak immune systems, may be able to get another dose for protection.
Denise Fractious, 68, left, of Pasadena, receives her COVID vaccine from Tracy Gage, LVN, right, during a flu and COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Kaiser Permanente Pasadena on Oct. 12, 2023, in Pasadena, CA.
Denise Fractious, 68, left, of Pasadena, receives her COVID vaccine from Tracy Gage, LVN, right, during a flu and COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Kaiser Permanente Pasadena on Oct. 12, 2023, in Pasadena, CA.

CDC says it has no plans to ease Covid isolation yet, despite urging from doctors

Public health is “more than controlling one virus,” one expert said, as federal health officials consider their next steps in the pandemic.
An at-home Covid-19 antibody rapid test cassette
An at-home Covid-19 antibody rapid test cassette
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Evidence mounts that Covid in pregnancy can cause health issues in babies

Babies born to mothers who got Covid while pregnant had "unusually high rates" of respiratory issues, according to a new study.
Pfizer vaccination booster shot in Los Angeles
Pfizer vaccination booster shot in Los Angeles

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