The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) recently updated two of its Frequently Asked Questions with the latest mask and vaccination recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

If you are fully vaccinated, the CDC recommends you wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas with substantial or high transmission rates. This week, more than 90% of the country falls into those categories.

The CDC also recommends a booster dose of vaccine if you are immunocompromised. That includes people who have received lung or other organ transplants, or take medicine to suppress the immune system.

Other updates include:

  • People with weakened immune systems, at higher risk for severe disease or live with someone unvaccinated might choose to wear a mask indoors at all times, as well as in crowded outdoor settings.
  • All teachers, staff, students and visitors should wear masks indoors in K-12 schools regardless of vaccination status. Schools should have COVID-19 prevention strategies for students returning to full-time, in-person learning this fall.
  • People can receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as another vaccine, such as shingles or influenza shots.

Discover additional guidance at PHA’s COVID-19 FAQ for the PH Community and PHA’s COVID-19 Vaccines, Testing and Treatment FAQ. PHA will update these resources as the CDC releases new information.