The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) is the United States’ national public health agency under the Department of Human Health and Services. The CDC conducts research, provides health information, and responds to domestic and international health crises through independent and joint health interventions.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC has played an important role in sharing and updating health guidance for the government and public, providing technical assistance, and tracing and responding to COVID-19 outbreaks. The CDC also supports state and local public health labs to improve their COVID-19 testing capabilities.
Shot@Life’s global vaccine champions advocate for funding for the CDC’s global measles and polio programs throughout the year. Shot@Life also partners with the CDC by publicly sharing useful information about vaccines and the COVID-19 pandemic.