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VDH COVID-19 Vaccination Response

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Events

Events
Jan
21
Thu
Understanding Diverse Communities to Support Equitable and Informed COVID-19 Vaccination Decision-Making
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Link: Register here!

National surveys and polls have shown concerning low percentages of adults who intend to get a COVID-19 vaccine once available to them. These findings have fluctuated over time and varied by factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, and political affiliation. They also underscore the need to further explore individuals’ perspectives and better understand the factors influencing decisions among diverse communities to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

This webinar will feature findings and insights on public views of COVID-19 vaccination from (1) a national panel survey conducted November 25 – December 7; and (2) 25 online community conversations conducted December 2 – 14, including local conversations with African American, Latinx, and Tribal communities and regional conversations with people undecided about vaccination. This webinar will also explore how health departments and tribal governments can support their communities in making decisions about getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Webinar Objectives:
• Provide a national snapshot of COVID-19 vaccination intent among the public
• Share insights on COVID-19 vaccination decision-making from regional and local community conversations
• Explore how health departments and tribal governments can support their communities in making decisions about getting vaccinated against COVID-19

Jan
26
Tue
Increasing Vaccination Coverage Among Racial and Ethnic Groups: Lessons Learned from CDC’s REACH Program
Jan 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Link: Register here!

The Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program is a national program administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reduce racial and ethnic disparities. NACCHO invites local health department leadership and staff to participate in the webinar, Increasing Vaccination Coverage Among Racial and Ethnic Groups: Lessons Learned from CDC’s REACH Program. This webinar will feature three local health departments discussing their work to increase adult flu vaccination coverage among racial and ethnic groups experiencing disparities and sharing lessons learned and best practices. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, January 26 from 3:00 – 4:15 pm ET.

The webinar objectives are to:
• Gain insights on the CDC REACH program to implement priority actions focused on increasing flu vaccination coverage among racial and ethnic groups experiencing disparities in 2020-2021 flu season
• Learn how local health departments have implemented project activities and lessons learned through their efforts
• Engage CDC and health departments on their approach for increasing vaccination coverage
This webinar is open to all members of local health departments as well as other community partners who are interested in this topic. Please note that registration is capped at 1,000, so please register early.

Guest Speakers:
• Tara Jatlaoui, MD, MPH, FACOG, LCDR, USPHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory
• 3 Local Health Departments (TBD)

Jan
28
Thu
CDC COCA Call: Treating Long COVID: Clinician Experience with Post-Acute COVID-19 Care
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Zoom link: Join Here!

Webinar ID: 160 680 8037; Passcode: 594536

Telephone: +1 669 254 5252

Overview

For some people, the effects of COVID-19 can last well beyond the immediate illness. Patients and clinicians across the United States are reporting long-term effects of COVID-19, commonly referred to as long COVID. Symptoms may include cognitive difficulties, fatigue, and shortness of breath. In some patients, critical illness from COVID-19 may be the cause of persistent symptoms, but many patients with long-term effects had mild or asymptomatic acute COVID-19 infection. During this COCA Call, presenters will share their firsthand experiences with treating long COVID, focusing on the pulmonary, neurologic, and psychological aspects. They will also describe their experiences with establishing clinics that provide care for patients with these long-term effects.

Presenters

Alfonso C Hernandez-Romieu, MD, MPH
LCDR, U.S. Public Health Service
Sequelae Unit, Clinical Team
COVID-19 Response
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Jennifer Possick, MD
Associate Professor, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine

Allison Navis, MD
Assistant Professor, Division Neuro-Infectious Diseases
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Mount Sinai Health System

Feb
2
Tue
COVID-19 Vaccine: Facts not Fear – Behavioral & Mental Health Community
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

VDH will be hosting an Expert Panel on COVID-19. The panel will be recorded, and the recording will be available on Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine webpage under Provider Resources. Please share details of this panel with members of your professional organizations. While content will be tailored to the Behavioral & Mental Health Community, the panel is open to all healthcare professionals.

Dial In: +1-408-418-9388,, 1324483442##
Panel Link: Click Here to Join

Moderator: Dr. Muriel Azria-Evans, PhD, Director of Mental Health & Wellness, Health Brigade
Expert Panel:

    • Dr. Gonzalo Bearman, Associate Professor Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Associate Hospital
      Epidemiologist at VCUHS
    • Dr. Taison Bell, Assistant Professor of Medicine, UVA Health, Division of Infectious Diseases and
      International Health, Director of Medical Intensive Care Unit
    • Dr. Norman Oliver, Commissioner Virginia Department of Health

 

Feb
16
Tue
COVID-19 Vaccine: Facts not Fear – Dental Community
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

VDH will be hosting an Expert Panel on COVID-19 Vaccines. The panel will be recorded, and the recording will be available on Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine webpage under Provider Resources. Please share details of this panel with members of your professional organizations. While content will be tailored to the Dental Community, the panel is open to all healthcare professionals.

Dial In: +1-408-418-9388,, 13287606193##
Panel Link: Click Here to Join

Moderator: Dr. Wakeshi Benson, DDS, WB Orthodontics, President, Peter B Ramsey Dental Society
Expert Panel:

    • Dr. Norman Oliver, Commissioner Virginia Department of Health
    • Dr. Costi Sifri, Professor of Medicine, Director of Hospital Epidemiology, UVA Health, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health,
      Co-Chair, Virginia VAW Safety and Efficacy Subgroup
    • Dr. Richard Wenzel, Emeritus Chair and Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, VCU School of Medicine, Editor-at-Large, NEJM

Information for Sites Receiving Vaccine and Ancillary Supplies

Resources for Vaccine Clinics
Product Information Guide for Vaccines and Associated Products Update on Mega Kit Contents for Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Product Information COVID-19 Vaccination Best Practices
Pharmaceutical Company Contact Information

Product Inquiries

Phone #: (877)-829-2619
8am-11pm EST 7 days/wk.
Basic Administration, Storage & Handling, Diluent, Dry Ice/Shipping Container, Dose availability

Medical Information

Phone #: (800) 438-1985
(COVID Vaccine Only)
8am-11pm EST 7 days/wk.
They can assist in answering questions related to: Efficacy, safety, stability, dosage, administration, mechanism of action and Vaccine ingredients of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Shipment Support/Trade

Phone #: (800)-666-7248
8am-8pm EST M-F
They can assist in answering questions related to: Where and how to get dry ice, How to return boxes, How to order the vaccine, Order status, Missing diluent

Thermal Shipper Temperature Monitoring and Return Shipping

Phone #: 701-540-4039
8am-11pm EST 7 days/wk.

Email: Pfizer.logistics@controlant.com


McKesson Customer Service

Phone #: (833)-272-6634
(Additional ancillary it supplies & shot cards)
Email: SNSSupport@McKesson.com

Moderna Customer Support

Phone #: (866)-663-3762(1-866-MODERNA)