CDC Vaccine Confidence Bootcamp on Rapid Community Assessment (RCA) for Local Health Departments
Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This bootcamp will provide guidance on how to conduct a rapid community assessment to identify perceptions of and barriers to COVID-19 vaccine confidence and demand in communities of focus and how to address those barriers with recommended strategies. Pre-registration is required and is available here. Registration closes Friday, August 20, 2021 @ 8PM ET

CDC COVID-19 Partner Update: Mental Health is Public Health: Tools for State and Local Partners
Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm

Dr. Meites will share updates on CDC’s COVID-19 response, including the latest scientific information and what everyone should know about protecting themselves and others. Dr. Houry will speak about mental health awareness overall and Ahoua Kone will provide information on mental health tools and resources for state and local public health partners.

To register for the call, see here.

CSTE Webinar: “Back to School”
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm

The CSTE Public Health Law Subcommittee will host a webinar Friday, August 27, at 2:00 pm EDT. This call will be an open discussion on the issue of back-to-school, quarantine and other school-related legal issues, including whether schools can require quarantine of infected students. Questions may be sent to Sunbal Virk at to have them asked anonymously. Call information is below:

CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is meeting to discuss its updated recommendation for the COMIRNATY/Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine following full approval granted by FDA.

Virginia Chapter, AAP Back to School Town Hall
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You are invited!
Virginia Chapter, AAP Back to School Town Hall

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST


  1. Review school guidance from the CDC, AAP, VDH, VDOE
  2. Describe methods to encourage COVID-19 vaccination
  3. Understand challenges facing schools
  4. Outline COVID-19 considerations for sports
  5. Review of tools and updates for mental health
  6. Explore further resources for your outpatient practice

 Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Public Health Grand Rounds| Featuring Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds: A Community’s Response to a Pandemic: Wyandotte County’s Health Equity Taskforce
Sep 1 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Watch September’s Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds and learn how a county engaged its diverse community in the pandemic response.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. ET

Back to School Fall 2021: A CDC COVID-19 Prevention Strategies for K-12 Schools National Webinar
Sep 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

CDC’s 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) response team will host a national webinar Friday, September 3, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET to provide state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) education and public health partners with the latest information and resources on the COVID-19 outbreak and U.S. efforts.
Invited call participants include STLT education agencies, school district leadership, and education organizations in addition to health directors, epidemiologists, health officials, public health laboratory directors, and nongovernmental partners.  
The webinar will be held as a Zoom webinar. Connection details are noted below. Please submit questions in advance via email to so we can prioritize addressing them on the webinar.


Please click the link below to join the webinar:

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Webinar ID: 161 320 4246

Passcode: 87401112

COCA Call: 2021-2022 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations and Guidance on Coadministration with COVID-19 Vaccines
Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

During this COCA Call, presenters will provide updates on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for the 2021-2022 influenza vaccination season and guidance for coadministration of influenza and COVID-19 vaccines.

A few minutes before the webinar starts, please click on the Zoom link below to join:

Or One tap mobile:

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Or Telephone:

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Webinar ID: 161 045 6908

Passcode: 220280

International numbers available:

CDC Foundation-Sponsored Webinar Series on Wastewater Surveillance for SARS-CoV-2: Using Wastewater Surveillance to Inform Public Health Interventions
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm

The Houston Health Department (HHD), Rice University, and CDC Foundation will host a three-part webinar series detailing HHD’s wastewater surveillance program for SARS-CoV-2.

No registration is necessary. Webinar information is the same for all three seminars, and is available below:

Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBAC)
Sep 17 @ 8:30 am – 3:45 pm

The committee will meet in open session to discuss the Pfizer-BioNTech supplemental Biologics License Application for COMIRNATY for administration of a third dose, or “booster” dose, of the COVID-19 vaccine, in individuals 16 years of age and older.  Meeting information is here.