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FYI - NEHI Webinar: Challenges for COVID19 Mass Immunization - Preparing the Immunization Infrastructure & IZ Gateway Info

  • 1.  FYI - NEHI Webinar: Challenges for COVID19 Mass Immunization - Preparing the Immunization Infrastructure & IZ Gateway Info

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    For those interested in the COVID-19 Immunization Infrastructure/Resources to support COVID-19 vaccinations, a webinar is being held on September 22 by NEHI.  Materials from AIRA are also included/attached.

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    Topic:  Looming Challenges of COVID-19 Immunizations: Preparing the Immunization Infrastructure
    Sep 22, 2020 01:00 PM to 3:00pm in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Please join NEHI as they continue their Vaccine Summit series with experts in immunization information systems, vaccine policy, pharmacists, and payers to address actions needed to ensure the equitable distribution of, and access to, COVID-19 vaccines.

    Keynote Speaker:  Congresswoman Donna Shalala (FL - 27)

    See attachment for more information from NEHI: 
    An Unprecedented Challenge for Coordination and Leadership 

    COVID-19 is the first 50-state public health emergency ever declared by the federal government. Successful deployment of COVID-19 vaccines requires a level of organization that matches the challenge of manufacturing hundreds of millions of vaccine doses. Federal agencies, Congress, state and local governments and the nation's public health and medical leadership play roles in meeting the leadership challenge. 

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    Wendy Warring, CEO, NEHI Thomas Hubbard, Vice President of Policy Research, NEHI Kristoffer Szumigalski, Health Policy Associate, NEHI National Preparedness for COVID-19 Immunization -Time to Act Hopes are high for the speedy development and manufacture of safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccine discovery and production, though an incredible achievement, will not guarantee successful COVID-19 immunization.
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    From Becker's Hospital Review -->  The CDC urged public health officials nationwide to prepare for vaccine distribution as soon as late October or early November, according to The New York Times. The agency sent three planning documents to health officials in all 50 states and five cities Aug. 27. The documents include detailed instructions on the distribution of two unidentified vaccine candidates, which would both require two doses a few weeks apart. In a joint report, Kaiser Health News and the Associated Press spoke with dozens of physicians, nurses and health officials who expressed concern about the nation's current readiness and ability to conduct mass vaccinations. Health officials will need to rapidly determine how they will track who has gotten which vaccine dose and how they'll keep health workers safe, while also ensuring they have enough syringes and personal protective equipment on hand.

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