Vaccine

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on May 15, 2021

Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 6:00pm

For students in particular, this has been a difficult and stressful school year for many, adapting to uncertainty and changes.

Key Points: 
  • For students in particular, this has been a difficult and stressful school year for many, adapting to uncertainty and changes.
  • If you are struggling or having a difficult time know that there are options for resources and supports to help.
  • At the same time, the Public Health Agency of Canada is providing Canadians with regular updates on COVID-19 vaccines administered , vaccination coverage and ongoing monitoring of vaccine safety across the country.
  • Working together, Health Canada , the Public Health Agency of Canada , the National Advisory Committee on Immunization , Canada's Chief Medical Officers of Health and other health professionals across the country are closely monitoring vaccine safety , effectiveness and optimal use to adapt approaches.

California Family Physicians Applaud Expansion of COVID-19 Vaccine to Adolescents

Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 5:20am

California youth in that age range can make appointments for the Pfizer vaccine at myturn.ca.gov or through their doctor\'s office.

Key Points: 
  • California youth in that age range can make appointments for the Pfizer vaccine at myturn.ca.gov or through their doctor\'s office.
  • "Family physicians are the usual source of care for about 20 percent of US children , and more than 80 percent of family physicians care for children aged 18 and younger.
  • People trust their physicians when it comes to decisions about vaccines.\n"Family physicians stand ready to serve as partners in vaccine education, distribution, and administration.
  • Family Physicians serve a broad base of patients in urban, suburban and rural areas, often in California\'s most underserved areas.\n'

Unity Consortium's Don't Wait. Vaccinate. campaign encourages adolescents to catch up on missed well visits and vaccinations

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 1:05pm

campaign to encourage adolescents and young adults to catch up on missed well visits and immunizations.

Key Points: 
  • campaign to encourage adolescents and young adults to catch up on missed well visits and immunizations.
  • The CDC recommends annual visits, but many adolescents and young adults have missed routine well visits and vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Well visits are down one-third compared to pre-pandemic visits with adolescents lagging in recovery behind other age groups.
  • Routine vaccinations for adolescents have declined as much as 20%, but the risks from vaccine-preventable diseases remain.\nThe Don\'t Wait.

Terumo Donates Additional USD 1 Million to Support the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 2:05am

Terumo has already donated USD 1 Million in April 2020 , and this is the company\'s second time contributing to the fund.\nThe fund, managed by the WHO Foundation, marked its first anniversary this March.

Key Points: 
  • Terumo has already donated USD 1 Million in April 2020 , and this is the company\'s second time contributing to the fund.\nThe fund, managed by the WHO Foundation, marked its first anniversary this March.
  • Vaccine administrations have begun across the world,yet low-income countries have received less than 1% of all of the vaccines administered worldwide.
  • Based in Tokyo and operating globally, Terumo employs more than 25,000 associates worldwide to provide innovative medical solutions in more than 160 countries and regions.
  • Terumo will further strive to be of value to patients, medical professionals, and society at large.\nView original content to download multimedia: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/terumo-donates-additional-usd-1-...\n'

Terumo Donates Additional USD 1 Million to Support the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 2:05am

Terumo has already donated USD 1 Million in April 2020 , and this is the company\'s second time contributing to the fund.\nThe fund, managed by the WHO Foundation, marked its first anniversary this March.

Key Points: 
  • Terumo has already donated USD 1 Million in April 2020 , and this is the company\'s second time contributing to the fund.\nThe fund, managed by the WHO Foundation, marked its first anniversary this March.
  • Vaccine administrations have begun across the world,yet low-income countries have received less than 1% of all of the vaccines administered worldwide.
  • Based in Tokyo and operating globally, Terumo employs more than 25,000 associates worldwide to provide innovative medical solutions in more than 160 countries and regions.
  • Terumo will further strive to be of value to patients, medical professionals, and society at large.\n'

Select Long Island Stop & Shop Pharmacies Now Offering Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine to Customers 12 and Older

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 9:45pm

b"\xe2\x80\x9cStop & Shop has been proud to support New Yorkers throughout the pandemic, most recently by administering the COVID-19 vaccine,\xe2\x80\x9d said Katie Thornell, Director of Pharmacy Operations at Stop & Shop.

Key Points: 
  • b"\xe2\x80\x9cStop & Shop has been proud to support New Yorkers throughout the pandemic, most recently by administering the COVID-19 vaccine,\xe2\x80\x9d said Katie Thornell, Director of Pharmacy Operations at Stop & Shop.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cWe are excited to begin providing the Pfizer vaccine to our customers as young as twelve years of age to help protect members of the community against COVID-19.\xe2\x80\x9d\nWritten consent from a parent or guardian is required for a trained and trusted Stop & Shop pharmacist to administer the Pfizer vaccine to anyone aged 12 to 18.
  • The coronavirus vaccine is being administered at no out-of-pocket cost.\nDuring immunization, customers will be required to wear PPE and pharmacists will be equipped with masks, gloves, and face shields.
  • Its\xc2\xa0new GO Rewards loyalty program delivers personalized offers and allows customers to earn points that\xc2\xa0can be redeemed for gas or groceries\xc2\xa0every time they shop.

Cohen Children’s Begins COVID-19 Vaccinations for 12- to 15-Year-Olds

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 9:19pm

\xe2\x80\x9cWe've had many children who have gotten sick and passed on the virus to susceptible parents and grandparents.

Key Points: 
  • \xe2\x80\x9cWe've had many children who have gotten sick and passed on the virus to susceptible parents and grandparents.
  • This next step in the vaccination effort is huge.\xe2\x80\x9d\nAt a media event today at Cohen Children\xe2\x80\x99s, five youths volunteered to be among the first to receive the newly-approved vaccine.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cThree things to remember: This will be the first time we\xe2\x80\x99ll feel comfortable hugging, kissing and visiting our grandparents.
  • And finally, the vaccine will be required for some travel and events.\xe2\x80\x9d\nTo book a vaccine appointment for adolescents, 12-and-older, search for Pfizer locations at: https://www.northwell.edu/coronavirus-covid-19/vaccine/locations\n"

CTT Named 'Best Clinical Trial Site' by World Vaccine Congress

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 10:00pm

b'SAN ANTONIO, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Clinical Trials of Texas, Inc. (CTT) was named "Best Clinical Site" at the 14th annual Vaccine Industry Excellence (ViE) Awards during the 2021 World Vaccine Congress.\n"CTT is so honored to be recognized for its vaccine work alongside some of the most prestigious names in the pharmaceutical industry," said President/CEO Kay Scroggins, RN.\nCTT has conducted more than 40 vaccine trials including COVID-19, Influenza, Pneumonia, RSV and Meningitis.

Key Points: 
  • b'SAN ANTONIO, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Clinical Trials of Texas, Inc. (CTT) was named "Best Clinical Site" at the 14th annual Vaccine Industry Excellence (ViE) Awards during the 2021 World Vaccine Congress.\n"CTT is so honored to be recognized for its vaccine work alongside some of the most prestigious names in the pharmaceutical industry," said President/CEO Kay Scroggins, RN.\nCTT has conducted more than 40 vaccine trials including COVID-19, Influenza, Pneumonia, RSV and Meningitis.
  • In 2020, CTT was recognized as a top Latino COVID-19 vaccine enroller in an investigational vaccine study.
  • Minority participation in COVID-19 vaccine trials topped 50%, due to ongoing community outreach efforts.
  • CTT conducts studies across Phases I-IV, working with more than 13 investigators across multiple therapeutic areas such as vaccines, metabolic disorders, women\'s health, mental/behavioral health and devices.\n'

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Awards Grants to Community-Based Organizations for #VaccTogether Month

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:47pm

b'CHICAGO, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) today announced the recipients who will receive a portion of $550,000 in total funding to help deliver critical COVID-19 resources to those most impacted by the pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • b'CHICAGO, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) today announced the recipients who will receive a portion of $550,000 in total funding to help deliver critical COVID-19 resources to those most impacted by the pandemic.
  • "As we encourage Illinoisans to do their part to bring us all #VaccTogether, we stand ready to partner with these grantees to help expand vaccine education and access.
  • By connecting hard-to-reach populations with resources, we\'re empowering more Illinois residents to protect themselves, protect others and take their health into their own hands.
  • "\nBCBSIL offered this special round of grant funding through its Care Van Immunization Initiative , which reinvests payments from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) to enhance community health.\n'

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on May 13, 2021

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:42pm

As the science and situation evolves, we are committed to providing timely, clear and evidence-informed guidance in order to keep everyone in Canada safe and healthy.

Key Points: 
  • As the science and situation evolves, we are committed to providing timely, clear and evidence-informed guidance in order to keep everyone in Canada safe and healthy.
  • Canada is continuing to monitor and assess reports of rare but serious medical events involving blood clots (thrombosis) with low levels of blood platelets (thrombocytopenia) (TTS) following immunization.
  • Based on available evidence to date, PHAC has estimated the rate of VITT in Canada as 1 in 83,000 doses administered.
  • At the same time, the Public Health Agency of Canada is providing Canadians with regular updates on COVID-19 vaccines administered , vaccination coverage and ongoing monitoring of vaccine safety across the country.