What You Need to Know
- New variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are expected to occur.
- CDC is working with state and local public health officials to monitor the spread of all variants.
- The Omicron variant continues to spread throughout communities and can infect people who have been vaccinated or have previously had COVID-19.
- Staying up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines reduces your risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19.