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The History of Vaccine Mandates in the US Military, States, and Public Schools Dates Back Over 200 Years, per the A-Mark Foundation

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:55pm

There is also coverage of opposition to vaccine mandates throughout history, and an informative chart showing the vaccine requirements and exemptions for K-12 public schools in all 50 states.

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  • There is also coverage of opposition to vaccine mandates throughout history, and an informative chart showing the vaccine requirements and exemptions for K-12 public schools in all 50 states.
  • We also found that all 50 states currently require vaccinations for viruses such as polio, measles, and rubella for students in K-12 public schools."
  • While all 50 states have had mandated vaccine requirements since 1980 or earlier, there are some exemptions allowed.
  • "We hope that our report will add to available information on vaccine mandates, which should allow people to make more informed decisions about this contentious issue."

New Report Brings Together Experts to Call for Immediate Ban on Pet Monkeys and Apes

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 12:00pm

Not only does the private keeping of monkeys and apes pose a significant risk of injury and disease spread to humans, it has a lifetime impact on its animal victims.

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  • Not only does the private keeping of monkeys and apes pose a significant risk of injury and disease spread to humans, it has a lifetime impact on its animal victims.
  • All primates are profoundly social, complex individuals whose needs can never be met when kept in private homes.
  • Harrison says:
    "There are no schools, no police academy, fire school, or animal control teaching you how to handle primates.
  • We oppose the exploitation of wild animals in captivity and campaign to keep them where they belongin the wild.

Leading Health Systems Unite to Unveil BetterTogether.Health Public Service Campaign Featuring Patients Whose Timely Access to Care for Serious Health Issues Returned Them to Things They Love

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 6:00pm

Your Health.

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  • Your Health.
  • The campaign takes you inside the lives of these courageous heroes who overcame challenges of serious disease and returned to what they love most.
  • Among issues driving the new campaign are ongoing concerns among health care professionals who see people not seeking timely, preventive and life-saving services, health screenings and medical assistance when critical to do so.
  • The five health systemswith hundreds of health care locations throughout Los Angeles Countyremain committed and available to serving the community's health care needs, including emergency, primary, specialty and urgent care.

California Pediatricians Support State-Required COVID-19 Vaccination for Eligible Children and Safe In-Person Learning

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:00pm

Pediatricians have seen first-hand the detrimental impact on education as well as physical, social, and emotional health of children with distance learning across the nation and the state of California.

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  • Pediatricians have seen first-hand the detrimental impact on education as well as physical, social, and emotional health of children with distance learning across the nation and the state of California.
  • AAP-CA supports the announcement by Governor Gavin Newsom to require COVID-19 vaccination for all eligible children in school as an added measure to ensure safe, in-person attendance.
  • We encourage other states to follow our lead to keep our kids safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19."
  • "We must make every effort to ensure all children and the education community are safe in our school systems," Dr. Fukuda continues.

Accesa Labs, symplr Announce Integrated Solution to Streamline and Strengthen the Vendor Credentialing Process

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 11:00am

Typically, credentialing can be a slow and inefficient process involving phone calls and emails with doctor's offices, paperwork, and uncertain costs.

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  • Typically, credentialing can be a slow and inefficient process involving phone calls and emails with doctor's offices, paperwork, and uncertain costs.
  • Accesa Labs technology automates this process by enabling vendor reps to order tests and services at guaranteed prices from more than 3,000 approved testing locations nationwide.
  • "Vendor credentialing has long played an important role in protecting patients and minimizing business risks for healthcare organizations.
  • Partnering with Accesa Labs accelerates the entire process by quickly green-lighting compliant vendors for access," said Peggy Drew, Sr. Director, Product Management at symplr.

Walmart and Sam’s Club Now Administering Booster Shots

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 7:15pm

Walmart and Sams Club are now administering Pfizer booster shots in more than 5,100 pharmacies around the country where supply allows.

Key Points: 
  • Walmart and Sams Club are now administering Pfizer booster shots in more than 5,100 pharmacies around the country where supply allows.
  • Walk-In Availability: Walmart and Sams Club have walk-in availability to encourage people to get vaccinated and get their booster shot during their regularly scheduled shopping trips.
  • Walmart also provides COVID-19 testing at select locations, and both Walmart and Sams Club offer over-the-counter medications and low-cost, healthy grocery foods.
  • To learn more about wellness resources available at your neighborhood Walmart, please visit walmart.com/wellnesshub or at Sams Club at samsclub.com .

Walgreens Announces Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots Now Available Nationwide for Eligible Individuals

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 2:51pm

Patients can either bring their COVID-19 vaccine dose card to the appointment so the booster shot can be recorded, or information about their primary vaccine series to receive a new vaccine card noting the booster dose.

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  • Patients can either bring their COVID-19 vaccine dose card to the appointment so the booster shot can be recorded, or information about their primary vaccine series to receive a new vaccine card noting the booster dose.
  • Currently, patients with a registered Walgreens pharmacy account can access their vaccines records via the Walgreens website or mobile app.
  • The following populations are eligible to receive a booster dose at this time:
    Individuals ages 65 and older.
  • Eligible individuals can receive their booster shot at least six months after they completed their Pfizer COVID-19 primary vaccine series.

Takeda Selects Four New Partners for Annual Global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program to Help Strengthen Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 2:30pm

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited ( TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK ) (Takeda) today announced the addition of four partnerships to its Global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program , which makes long-term commitments to strengthen health systems and improve access to healthcare for all in developing and emerging countries.

Key Points: 
  • Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited ( TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK ) (Takeda) today announced the addition of four partnerships to its Global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program , which makes long-term commitments to strengthen health systems and improve access to healthcare for all in developing and emerging countries.
  • The project will strengthen access to equitable health services, build community resilience to climate shocks and help women forge their own path to a healthier future.
  • Each project addresses strengthening health systems in unique ways and aligns with countries national health needs.
  • In this release, Takeda is sometimes used for convenience where references are made to Takeda and its subsidiaries in general.

Oxford Biomedica announces strategic investment by Serum Life Sciences Ltd

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 12:00pm

Oxford, UK 22 September, 2021: Oxford Biomedica plc (LSE:OXB) (Oxford Biomedica or the Group), a leading gene and cell therapy group, today announces that Serum Life Sciences Ltd (SLS), a subsidiary company of Serum Institute of India Pvt Ltd (Serum Institute of India), has agreed to invest just over 50 million in the Group in return for new ordinary shares representing 3.9% of the outstanding shares after the capital increase (the Transaction).

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  • Oxford, UK 22 September, 2021: Oxford Biomedica plc (LSE:OXB) (Oxford Biomedica or the Group), a leading gene and cell therapy group, today announces that Serum Life Sciences Ltd (SLS), a subsidiary company of Serum Institute of India Pvt Ltd (Serum Institute of India), has agreed to invest just over 50 million in the Group in return for new ordinary shares representing 3.9% of the outstanding shares after the capital increase (the Transaction).
  • John Dawson, Chief Executive Officer of Oxford Biomedica, said: We are delighted that Serum Life Sciences Ltd, a subsidiary company of Serum Institute of India, has made this strategic investment into Oxford Biomedica.
  • Oxford Biomedica plc: T: +44 (0)1865 783 000 / E: ir@oxb.com
    Serum Life Sciences Ltd is a subsidiary company of Serum Institute of India Pvt Ltd. Its global sales office in London will market COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by Serum Institute of India Pvt Ltd (SII).
  • Oxford Biomedica (LSE:OXB) is a leading, fully integrated, gene and cell therapy group focused on developing life changing treatments for serious diseases.

FII Institute Launches Global Infectious Diseases Index

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 4:12pm

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute launched the Global Infectious Diseases Index today; it uses a specially designed Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool designed to track pathogens around the world and provide key data to help prepare for, and fight, infectious diseases. Captured in near real time, it was developed in partnership with the global pioneer in infectious disease risk solutions Metabiota and leading technology consulting firm Accenture. It tracks up to 60 pathogens, including those behind COVID-19, Dengue and Measles and is designed to increase global awareness about infectious diseases including Tuberculosis, Malaria and HIV, as well as reduce threats and provide valuable insights to drive decision making.

Key Points: 
  • FII Institute launched a unique global index that uses groundbreaking technology to track infectious diseases and transform how the world reacts to future crises.
  • The Global Infectious Diseases Index was developed by FII Institute in partnership with Accenture and Metabiota.
  • NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute launched the Global Infectious Diseases Index today;it usesa specially designed Artificial Intelligence (AI) tooldesigned to track pathogens around the world and provide key data to help prepare for, and fight, infectious diseases.
  • Note to Editors:For more information and a fact sheet on the Global Infectious Diseases Index, contact the FII Institute.