COVID-19: CDC, FDA and CMS Guidance

This page includes AHA Today stories and other AHA content on coronavirus COVID-19 guidance from the CDC, FDA, and CMS.

Adults age 65 and older are encouraged to receive an updated dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced April 25.
Paxlovid may no longer be distributed with an emergency use label after March 8, the Food and Drug Administration announced.
The Food and Drug Administration’s independent Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee Sept. 12 by unanimous vote declared oral phenylephrine ineffective as a decongestant.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted 17-3 to pass as amended the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Response Act (S. 2333), which would reauthorize the Hospital Preparedness Program at the current funding level of $385 million through fiscal year 2029.
The Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory committee June 15 voted unanimously to recommend updating the current COVID-19 vaccine composition for fall to a monovalent vaccine based on an XBB variant of the virus.
The first data on the safety of a third mRNA COVID-19 vaccine dose among young children show that a third dose is safe for children ages 6 months to 5 years old, similar to findings for doses one and two.
The Food and Drug Administration authorized for marketing the first at-home over-the-counter test for COVID-19 using a traditional premarket review pathway rather than emergency use authorities.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services May 31 released regulatory changes to the COVID-19 health care staff vaccination requirements and long-term care facility testing requirements.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week recommended health care facilities use a risk-based assessment, stakeholder input and local metrics to determine how and when to require universal masking to prevent COVID-19 transmission.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) May 8 updated its COVID-19 infection control and prevention guidelines.