The CDC recommends healthcare workers get one dose of influenza vaccine annually. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has many more vaccines it recommends than just the COVID-19 vaccine. The list includes the following: Hepatitis B Flu (Influenza) MMR (Measles, Mumps, & Rubella) Varicella (Chickenpox) Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria,…
Somehow, we have turned vaccinations into a political issue. A total of 10,752 fellow Floridians were recently confirmed to have COVID-19. Let’s consider that this only includes people who were tested and got a positive result, or presented at a hospital for assistance. Here in Florida, our governor argues that…
EDITORS NOTE: This article has been updated to include a code that should be used for an allergic reaction to vaccines. Vaccination coding and billing questions answered. COVID-19 vaccination is ramping up. We wrapped up Vaccination Nation month at the end of February. I have been fielding questions about COVID-19…
The four-part series “Vaccination Nation” concludes today with updates on vaccination rates. An already botched national COVID-19 vaccine distribution rollout has been hampered by hesitancy, suspicion, and a spate of severe winter weather that ravaged Texas and 23 states in the Southeast, forcing mass vaccination clinics to close. On the…
Nationwide, the vaccination rollout has been uneven.The vaccine rollout in Georgia has been relatively successful thus far, although it is an evolving and ongoing process, as with most states. Per Phase 1A of the state vaccine rollout, only adults 65 and older, their caregivers, healthcare workers, employees at long-term care…
According to Bloomberg News global vaccine tracker, 5.7 percent of the U.S. population has been fully vaccinated.  I depress the plunger hard, and the retractable needle pops into the hub like magic. Just like I was told it would! This is the fourth type of needle I have used today,…
We were doing our part to help facilitate making the vaccine available to the public. I was feeling confined and socially distanced due to COVID-19, as many of us are – and anxious for a vaccine so I could get back to a more normal life. I had heard about…
The vaccination effort has been suboptimal. It is mind-boggling how rapidly they were able to develop effective vaccines against COVID-19. It really was at warp speed. However, vaccines don’t protect people, vaccinations do. The vaccination effort has been suboptimal. In response to an overwhelming feeling of helplessness and depression, I…
Moderna’s vaccine is expected to be shipped to providers nationwide, on the heels of Pfizer’s. A reeling nation couldn’t have asked for a better Christmas present. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 16 and older last week…
Consider your health in your travel plans. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), which is in Washington D.C., is reminding travelers to get vaccinated if you are planning a trip to areas in which yellow fever is present. Which countries are affected by yellow fever? In the Americas, the countries…
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