8 out of 10 COVID-19 deaths reported in the U.S. have been in adults 65 years or older. Visit cdc.gov/coronavirus for steps to reduce your risk of getting sick.

Reduce Your Risk of Getting Sick

Everyone, especially older adults and others at increased risk of severe illness, should take steps to protect themselves from getting COVID-19.  
Steps to Reduce Your Risk COVID Vaccine
  •  Wear a mask, when you interact with others.
  • Limit your in-person interactions with people who do not live in your household as much as possible, particularly when indoors.
  • Keep space between yourself and others (stay 6 feet away, which is about 2 arm lengths).
  • Wash your hands often. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow. Then wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and things you touch often.
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Click here to read more about measures you can take to stay safe and reduce your risk.

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