State of COVID-19 in the US
- During the COVID-19 pandemic, fewer people had their high blood pressure under control. Understand your blood pressure.
- Wearing N95 face masks strongly recommended for immunocompromised people and those on dialysis. Where to get N95 masks.
- Volunteers needed for new research on the prevention and treatment of long COVID. Find a study near you.
- Updated CDC guidance summary for a safe Halloween. Understand the guidance.
- COVID-19 public health emergency status extended. What it means.
- Keeping your CDC COVID-19 vaccination card up to date. How to stay updated.
- New guidance for people who are immunocompromised is now available. Get the guidance.
- "Bivalent", "Primary Series", what do all of these terms mean? Read our COVID-19 vocabulary guide.
- Rebound COVID-19 infection after treatment with Paxlovid may be due to strong immune response. Learn why.
- Immunocompromised people are still at high risk for severe disease. Find out more.
- People over age 50 may be at increased risk for shingles after recovering from COVID-19. Read the findings.
Health Guidance for Kidney Patients
- Dialysis: Keep your appointments and do not miss any treatments. If you have complaints about the care provided at your center, contact the ESRD National Coordinating Center or call them.
- Transplant: If you have a kidney transplant, it is important to remember to keep taking your anti-rejection medicines, maintain good hygiene and follow the recommendations from your healthcare team.
- Masks: Keep wearing N95 masks, especially indoors when near other people, and continue to social distance and wash your hands often.
- Vaccinations: Stay up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots, and other recommended vaccines, including a yearly flu shot. NKF strongly recommends that ALL kidney patients follow the current CDC guidelines for immunocompromised people.
- Evusheld: A preventive treatment that has been granted emergency use authorization. Ask your doctor if preventive treatment with Evusheld is right for you. More on Evusheld.
- At home: Stock up on supplies, including paper goods, cleaners, food, and water. During an outbreak in your area, stay home as much as possible.
- Travel: The CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings at this time.