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COVID-19 Vaccines: Update on Allergic Reactions, Contraindications, and Precautions

During this COCA call, clinicians will give an overview of recommendations for use of COVID-19 vaccines in certain populations. Clinicians will learn more about the recent reports of anaphylaxis following vaccination, as well as CDC’s updated clinical considerations around contraindications and precautions to vaccination.

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Happy New Year!

Safest way to celebrate the arrival of the new year.

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What Clinicians Need to Know About Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Vaccines

This COCA Call will give clinicians an overview of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. Clinicians will learn about vaccine characteristics and administration, vaccinating special populations, and contraindications. They will also get answers to a number of clinical questions CDC has received about these new vaccines.

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Partner Call: Ten Truths about COVID-19

Dr. Messonnier gave late-breaking information about the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. McDonald shared updates on CDC’s COVID-19 Emergency Response. Dr. Brooks discussed ten important truths about COVID-19 and provide the facts and data behind each, as well as answered questions about the recently updated quarantine guidance from CDC. Resources: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/videos/partner-calls/2020.12.14ResourceLinks.docx

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What Every Clinician Should Know about COVID-19 Vaccine Safety

During this COCA call, clinicians will learn how they can educate their patients about what to expect after COVID-19 vaccination. In addition, they will learn how they can play an important role in monitoring the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. This includes encouraging patients to enroll in v-safe, a new smartphone-based, after-vaccination health checker for people who receive COVID-19 vaccines, and to use v-safe to report how they’re feeling. Clinicians also will learn how to report adverse events (possible side effects) to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).

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Meeting the Challenges Faced by People Who Use Drugs During COVID-19

During this COCA Call, subject matter experts will highlight existing resources and exceptions for clinicians who prescribe medications for opioid use disorder, increase awareness of existing community-based linkage to care resources, and discuss the outpatient telemedicine experience from a front-line provider perspective.

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The CDC Influenza SARS-CoV-2 (Flu SC2) Multiplex Assay is a real-time reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test that detects and differentiates RNA from SARS-CoV-2, influenza A virus, and influenza B virus in upper or lower respiratory specimens. This video demonstrates how to set up the CDC Flu SC2 Multiplex Assay Template on an Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast Dx Real-time PCR Instrument using the optimal filter calibrations of FAM, Yakima Yellow, Texas Red X, and CY5. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/lab/multiplex.html

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Strategy for Equitable Change: Building Social Cohesion

This is part of the Salud America! Achieving a Cohesive Culture for Health Equity in Latino and All Communities: A Research Review» Why Social Cohesion is Important The far-reaching effects of poverty have been well documented; the material hardships associated with poverty, including food insecurity and difficulty meeting basic medical and housing needs, lead to …
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Research: In Rural Areas, Latinos Face Poverty and Other Inequities

This is part of the Salud America! Achieving a Cohesive Culture for Health Equity in Latino and All Communities: A Research Review» Disparities in Poverty Exist across Geography Disparities in poverty rates also exist across geography: child poverty rates are highest in rural counties, at 23.2%, compared to large urban metro areas (21.2%), smaller metro …
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Achieving a Cohesive Culture for Health Equity in Latino and All Communities: A Research Review

Do you notice how much some of your neighbors are suffering? A widening socioeconomic gap, racism, and discrimination contribute to inequitable distribution of healthcare and mental and physical health disparities among Latinos and other people of color and those in poverty, especially amid COVID-19. But it doesn’t have to be this way. A cohesive culture …
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Introduction & Methods: A Cohesive Culture for Health Equity in Latino and All Communities

This is part of the Salud America! Achieving a Cohesive Culture for Health Equity in Latino and All Communities: A Research Review» Abstract Health inequities are persistent in the United States. A widening socioeconomic gap, extensive poverty, and multi-level racism, discrimination, and segregation contribute to inequitable distribution of healthcare, resources, and a significant disparity in …
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