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Using Patients' Allergy History as Screening Tool for mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Works Well: Study

A report of more than 23,000 health care workers and employees at Vanderbilt University Medical Center who received the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA COVID-19 vaccine shows that a risk stratification screening mechanism for potential allergies to the vaccine worked exceedingly well as the vaccine program rolled out in December 2020.

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Using Patients' Allergy History as Screening Tool for mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Works Well: Study

A report of more than 23,000 health care workers and employees at Vanderbilt University Medical Center who received the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA COVID-19 vaccine shows that a risk stratification screening mechanism for potential allergies to the vaccine worked exceedingly well as the vaccine program rolled out in December 2020.

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CDC Updates Mask Guidance for the Fully Vaccinated
CDC Updates Mask Guidance for the Fully Vaccinated

As anticipated, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention updated mask guidance on July 27 to recommend fully vaccinated individuals begin wearing masks again indoors in public spaces if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

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Multi-Center Study Shows First-Dose Reactions to mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Shouldn't Prevent Second Dose

An immediate allergic reaction to the first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine - those manufactured by Moderna and Pfizer BioNTech - should not keep people from getting the second dose, a multi-hospital analysis shows.

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Major Healthcare Professional Organizations Call for COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for All Health Workers
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TDH Commissioner Addresses COVID Surge, Vaccine Outreach
TDH Commissioner Addresses COVID Surge, Vaccine Outreach

Returning from a planned family vacation, Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, FAAP, held a virtual event to discuss the surge in COVID-19 cases in Tennessee, Delta variant, vaccine outreach and to touch on the recent personnel decisions that have garnered national attention.

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AHLA Publishes the First Edition of Vaccine Mandates in the Health Care Workplace: A Legal Analysis for Employers

The American Health Law Association (AHLA) publishes Vaccine Mandates in the Health Care Workplace: A Legal Analysis for Employers.

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AHA Statement On COVID-19 Vaccination Policies For Health Care Workers
AHA Statement On COVID-19 Vaccination Policies For Health Care Workers

The American Hospital Association (AHA) Board of Trustees adopted a policy statement on the vaccination of health care workers.

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Genetic Factors Increase Risk for Severe COVID-19 Illness: Study
Genetic Factors Increase Risk for Severe COVID-19 Illness: Study

A massive worldwide collaboration including researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has identified several genetic factors associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection and severe COVID-19 illness.

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Vibativ® Effectively Helps Treat Secondary Bacterial Infections In COVID-19 Patients

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CPIX), a specialty pharmaceutical company, today released a series of case reports describing the effectiveness of Vibativ® (telavancin) in treating secondary bacterial infections in COVID-19 patients - particularly those with other significant health problems, such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

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Health Insurance Providers Help Vaccinate More Than 2 Million Seniors Against COVID-19 in Underserved Communities

Vaccine Community Connectors campaign exceeds goal in under 100 days; insurance providers continue their commitment to improve health equity and create better health outcomes

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Study to Assess Allergic Reactions to COVID Vaccines
Study to Assess Allergic Reactions to COVID Vaccines

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is enrolling volunteers ages 12-69 to take part in an NIH funded study to assess reactions to the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines in highly allergic individuals.

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AMA Adopts New Policy to Better Diagnose and Treat Long-haul COVID-19

With millions of people in the United States experiencing post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC), also known as long-haul COVID, and millions more expected to suffer from the condition, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted policy during the Special Meeting of its House of Delegates aimed at improving the assessment, diagnosis, and awareness of post viral syndromes.

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AMA Endorses Guidelines for Federal Policymakers Pondering Vaccine Mandates and Credentials

Wading into the contentious issues of vaccine mandates and vaccine credentials, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted policy that calls for strong protections for privacy and equity when considering these proposals.

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Nineteen Percent of Asymptomatic COVID-19 Patients Develop Long-Haul COVID

Odds of Death 30 Days or More after COVID-19 Diagnosis Are 46 Times Higher for Patients Hospitalized and Discharged Than for Non-Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

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COVID-19 Pandemic Brought Changes in Cigarette Smoking: Study

Smokers who believed they were at increased risk of getting COVID-19 during the pandemic, or having a more severe case, were more likely to quit while those who perceived more stress increased smoking, according to new research published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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Aegis Launches COVID-19 Testing Program for Schools

TestingWorks! helps schools stay open through simple, cost-effective, pooled testing

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AMA survey shows more than 96% of physicians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

New data point toward high COVID-19 vaccine confidence among practicing physicians

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Tennessee Department Of Health To Address Covid-19 Health Disparities
Tennessee Department Of Health To Address Covid-19 Health Disparities

Division of Health Disparities Elimination Receives Funding

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Tennessee Department Of Health Releases New COVID-19 PSA "Give It A Shot"

Campaign will run statewide on television, radio, digital

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NAACP launches 'COVID. KNOW MORE,' an innovative, timely new initiative empowering Black Americans with the latest information, resources and updates
NAACP launches 'COVID. KNOW MORE,' an innovative, timely new initiative empowering Black Americans with the latest information, resources and updates

With the country showing increasing signs of reopening each day, the tendency exists among some to forget the most devastating impacts of COVID-19.

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PFIZER COVID-19 VACCINE APPROVED FOR AGES 12 AND UP

ACIP recommendation to CDC and FDA announced

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AMA Statement on ACIP Recommendation for Use of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine in U.S. Adolescents
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Second Harvest, LifePoint Health and Sumner Regional Medical Center Host COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic to Reach Underserved Community Members
Second Harvest, LifePoint Health and Sumner Regional Medical Center Host COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic to Reach Underserved Community Members

Organizations join forces to expand access to vaccines in Sumner County

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AHA, hospital groups urge HHS to extend deadline for providers to use emergency relief funds and distribute remaining PRF resources promptly
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