PAMED COVID-19 Briefing:

September 17, 2021

  • New Interim Guidance for Health Care Personnel (HCP) Returning to Work After COVID-19 Exposure
    This week, the Pennsylvania Department of Health released updates to the Interim guidance related to returning health care personnel (HCP) to work after COVID-19 exposure or infection.
    Read more.
  • New COVID Vaccine Education Video Resources Available
    The Pennsylvania Department of Health Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Director of the Vaccine Education Center and Professor of Pediatrics Dr. Paul Offit developed a video resource for Pennsylvanians answering questions about vaccine safety.
    Access the video here.
  • PAMED Sits Down to Discuss the State of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania with Leading State Health Officials
    Earlier this week, your PAMED Executive Vice President sat down with Acting Secretary of Health, Alison Beam, and Acting Physician General, Denise Johnson, to discuss the current state of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania.
Important topics discussed:
  • Are hospitals prepared for increased need?
  • Has PA seen an increase in pediatric cases?
  • How does PA compare to other states in vaccine hesitancy and vaccinated numbers?
Members are encouraged to watch the discussion through the link below.
Watch the discussion here and earn up to .5 CME credit.*
Don't want to earn CME? Watch the discussion here.
  • FDA Booster Meeting Update
    At the time of this alert the FDA has voted YES to booster shots in people ages 65 and older and those at high risk. This is under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and will still need to be approved by the CDC's ACIP.

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