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Dialysis Facilities: Partnership to Vaccinate Dialysis Patients and Health Care Personnel
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is partnering with dialysis organizations nationwide to make COVID-19 vaccine available for administration in outpatient dialysis clinics for patients and health care personnel, to help protect this high-risk population and their care providers. Medicare patients pay nothing for COVID-19 vaccines, and there is no copayment, coinsurance, or deductible.
Web link    Date Added: 04/22/2021    Date Last Modified: Apr 22 2021 3:31PM  
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  
April 27: All You Want to Know About the Vaccines That Prevent COVID-19
Register to attend this event co-hosted by the University of Texas at Austin's School of Public Health and the Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living on Tuesday, April 27, from noon-1 p.m. CT. Attendees will learn how the current COVID-19 vaccines are made, how they induce immunity, their side effects, their effectiveness, their distribution, and why people should get vaccinated. Attendees will also learn about the virus variants and the effectiveness of the vaccine against the variants. Lastly, attendees will hear about herd immunity and why that is important. Attendees will also learn about the potential need for booster doses.
Web link    Date Added: 04/13/2021    Date Last Modified: Apr 13 2021 7:02PM  
April 29: COVID-19 Communications: Real-World Insights to Promote Vaccine Acceptance
Register to attend this event on Thursday, April 29, at 11 a.m. CT to listen to a panel discussion with experts sharing practical strategies and real-world insights to reach key audiences, including communities of color, employees and college students. The discussion will focus on strategies for implementing the communications framework outlined in the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases report, COVID-19 Communications: Promoting Prevention Measures and Vaccine Acceptance.
Web link    Date Added: 04/07/2021    Date Last Modified: Apr 7 2021 1:15PM  
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  
State and Regional Approaches to Equitable COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts
Listen to this webinar recording from the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement featuring a panel of state and regional thought leaders that highlight successes and challenges to equitable COVID-19 vaccination efforts.
Web link    Date Added: 03/29/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 29 2021 3:21PM  
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  
Video: Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy
Watch this video presentation, hosted by the Health Resources and Services Administration, to learn how to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. This recording features Catherine Lindsey Satterwhite, PhD, MSPH, MPH, regional health administrator for the U.S. Department and Health Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in Region VII; Marwan Haddad MD, MPH, AAHIVS; and Kasey Harding MPH. You must use the following passcode to access the video: n1c=*y70.
Video    Date Added: 03/02/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 11 2021 12:26PM  
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  
Language that Works to Improve Vaccine Acceptance Communications Cheat Sheet
The de Beaumont Foundation offers concise, practical guidance around language and messaging to support vaccine acceptance. This toolkit includes communication tips and specific recommended language emerging from a broader survey conducted on the topic.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/28/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 22 2021 10:47AM  
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  
Coding for COVID-19 Vaccines
Do you know how to code for administering a COVID-19 vaccine? View this webpage from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for more information.
Web link    Date Added: 02/07/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 11 2021 12:55PM