Sep 24, 2021, 10:07 AM
CDC Updates Interim Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots
Sep 23, 2021, 09:29 AM
Pennsylvania Ready to Provide COVID-19 Booster Shots Upon CDC Authorization
Sep 22, 2021, 12:00 PM
Vaccination Requirements Impacting Health Care Settings Explained
Beginning the week of September 20, 2021, the Biden Administration will make some updates to vaccination requirements for healthcare settings.
Sep 17, 2021, 14:43 PM
PA DOH Releases Interim Guidance on HCP's Returning to Work After COVID-19 Exposure
Sep 16, 2021, 11:04 AM
PA DOH Announces Expanded Grant Opportunities Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy
Sep 9, 2021, 11:14 AM
A Word on the COVID-19 Mu Variant
While the COVID-19 Mu variant has been widely discussed in the media, neither the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) nor the World Health Organization (WHO) have published much other than the WHO identifying Mu’s status (of interest) on their website. It is the fifth coronavirus variant the WHO is monitoring.
Sep 2, 2021, 17:12 PM
PA Medical Society Offers Multi-Lingual Resources to Address Vaccine Hesitancy
PAMED has been working to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, especially in diverse communities, and has partnered with some of our physician members who are multi-lingual. Check out and share our videos in a variety of languages that provide the facts and dispel common myths.
Aug 31, 2021, 14:48 PM
PAMED Statement: COVID-19 Mitigation Measures
Aug 23, 2021, 11:30 AM
Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Gets Full FDA Approval
On Aug. 23, 2021, the Pfizer vaccine got full FDA approval for ages 16 and older. It is still available under emergency use authorization, including for individuals 12 through 15 years of age and for the administration of a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals.
Aug 18, 2021, 12:21 PM
U.S. Health Officials Issue Statement Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Booster; FDA and ACIP to Consider
On Aug. 18, 2021, public health and medical experts from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that they have developed a plan to begin offering booster shots this fall subject to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducting an independent evaluation and determination of the safety and effectiveness of a third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines and CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) issuing booster dose recommendations based on a thorough review of the evidence.
Aug 13, 2021, 09:48 AM
FDA Approves Booster Shot for Immunocompromised Americans
Aug 11, 2021, 14:21 PM
Pennsylvania's New "Vaccine or Test" Requirement
Jul 28, 2021, 13:40 PM
CDC Updates Masking Recommendations for Indoor Settings and K-12 Schools
On July 27, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidelines to recommend that individuals, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, in areas of substantial or high COVID-19 transmission return to wearing masks in public indoor areas.
Jul 20, 2021, 16:50 PM
What Federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Renewal Means for Physician Practices
On July 19, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) declaration for COVID 19 will be renewed for another 90 days. This means that those waivers and flexibilities issued on a federal level will continue to be in effect.
Jun 14, 2021, 16:14 PM
Federal Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against Texas Hospital Over COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements
A federal court has ruled in favor of a Texas hospital’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement for its employees.
Jun 14, 2021, 09:31 AM
COVID-19 Disaster Declaration Ends: What’s Next?
Last week, the Pennsylvania General Assembly voted to end the COVID-19 disaster declaration that has been in place under Governor Tom Wolf. Learn more about what this means.
Jun 2, 2021, 12:18 PM
Mental Health Awareness and Resources for Health Care Workers amidst COVID-19
Legislation at both the state and federal levels aims to address the mental well-being of health care professionals.
May 27, 2021, 09:56 AM
COVID-19 Surge in India - What We Know So Far and What We Can Do
India is now facing a daunting task of battling the raging COVID-19 surge. What does this mean and how can we help our colleagues internationally?
May 25, 2021, 09:14 AM
Employer-Mandated COVID-19 Vaccinations: What Employers Need to Consider
In PAMED's Quick Consult, we answer questions such as: Can health care employers mandate vaccines? Are there exceptions? What policies do employers need to consider?