COVID-19 Vaccination Information for Patients and Families

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Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Health Alert
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health alert about the CDC and Food and Drug Administration’s recommended pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, in part, to ensure that the health care provider community is aware of the potential for adverse events involving a rare type of blood clot and can provide proper management due to the unique treatment required with this type of blood clot. This alert includes specific recommendations for clinicians.
Web link    Date Added: 04/14/2021    Date Last Modified: Apr 14 2021 12:03PM  
What Can We Do to Attain Health Equity?
The coronavirus pandemic has exposed gaps in equitable health coverage and equal access to health care. The solution to attain health equity is to engage all organizations - not just health care organizations and facilities - to work together. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has listed some guidance for community and faith-based organizations, private employers, public health agencies and state, tribal, local and territorial governments.
Web link    Date Added: 04/05/2021    Date Last Modified: Apr 5 2021 3:47PM  
How to talk about COVID-19 vaccines with friends and family
View these tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to learn ways to listen without judgement and speak with your family and friends about the benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
Web link    Date Added: 03/22/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 23 2021 12:29PM  
U.S. Federal Government Plans to Invest $12 Billion to Expand COVID-19 Testing
As part of President Biden’s National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will invest $10 billion from the American Rescue Plan to ramp up screening testing to help schools reopen, $2.25 billion to scale up testing in underserved populations, and provide new guidance on asymptomatic screening testing in schools, workplaces and congregate settings.
Web link    Date Added: 03/17/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 17 2021 3:28PM  
Localities to Receive $250 Million in an Effort to Encourage COVID-19 Safety and Vaccination Among Underserved Populations
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health will offer the funding as health literacy grants to localities, who will partner with community-based organizations, to reach racial and ethnic minority, rural and other vulnerable populations.
Web link    Date Added: 03/09/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 11 2021 12:22PM  
Historic Manufacturing Collaboration Announced Between Merck and Johnson & Johnson to Expand Production of COVID-19 Vaccines
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, part of Johnson & Johnson, will be the first federal partner to use repurposed Merck facilities to manufacture COVID-19 vaccine. Merck will use two of its facilities to produce drug substance, formulate and fill vials of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine.
Web link    Date Added: 03/02/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 11 2021 11:33AM  
CMS Issues News Release Regarding Updates to COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Reimbursement Requirements
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued new guidance removing barriers to COVID-19 diagnostic testing and vaccinations, and strengthening requirements that plans and issuers cover diagnostic testing without cost sharing.
Web link    Date Added: 02/26/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 11 2021 12:41PM  
Minority Health Videos About Vaccine Safety
The Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity has released two videos that speak to the importance of COVID-19 vaccines, how communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and how it is important to get vaccinated to protect themselves and loved ones from the virus. The videos are available in English and Spanish.
Video    Date Added: 02/26/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 11 2021 12:30PM  
CDC: Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines
View this webpage from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that clarifies myths about COVID-19, including if you still need to wear a mask after getting vaccinated. Spoiler alert: Yes, you do.
Web link    Date Added: 02/05/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 22 2021 10:48AM  
CDC Guidance and Information Related to the COVID-19 Vaccines
What do you need to know to get a COVID-19 vaccine? View this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website for answers to your questions about the vaccine, including where to sign up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Web link    Date Added: 01/31/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 11 2021 12:57PM  
U.S. Virgin Islands Health Care Providers Administering COVID-19 Vaccines
View the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health website to see a list of health care providers who are administering the COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Web link    Date Added: 01/05/2021    Date Last Modified: Feb 10 2021 8:08PM