CDC and NIOSH to host panel on healthcare workers’ mental health … WHO preparing to set guidelines for COVID-19 antiviral pills … First patient recruited for Alzheimer’s vaccine trial … Cancer...
CDC chief endorses COVID booster shots for nursing home residents, healthcare workers
Sep 24, 2021
Older and medically compromised adults and workers in high-risk settings should be offered third doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, M.D., said early Friday. Her decision...
FDA panel recommends COVID boosters for older adults, healthcare workers
Sep 20, 2021
An FDA advisory panel has unanimously recommended approving COVID-19 booster shots for adults aged 65 years and older and for individuals at high risk of severe disease, including healthcare workers.
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Sept. 15
Sep 15, 2021
Survey: Most seniors approve of healthcare worker vaccinations … Depression levels rose among older adults during pandemic, survey shows … Alzheimer’s advocates urge HHS to adopt ‘aggressive’...
COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy up for racial, ethnic minority HCWs
Aug 30, 2021
Vaccine hesitancy highest among Black and Hispanic or Latino health care workers; concerns include side effects, newness of vaccine
Healthcare worker study shines light on who is most at risk of a vaccine reaction
Aug 26, 2021
A study in nearly 1,000 healthcare workers has pinpointed factors that may boost the odds of having a reaction to a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine.
Boosters on the way: LTC residents, healthcare workers may top fed’s list after CDC approves 3rd shot
Aug 16, 2021
The Biden administration has secured 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses as part of a strategy to provide additional shots to already vaccinated priority groups this fall, investigators have been told....
American Hospital Association ‘strongly’ urges mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for healthcare workers
Jul 23, 2021
Vaccination protects personnel at work and in the community, and reduces the risk of unintentionally bringing the disease to work and transmitting it to patients and peers, AHA said.
Require COVID-19 vaccination of all healthcare workers, seven clinical groups say
Jul 14, 2021
Their evidence-based verdict: healthcare institutions and facilities — including long-term care facilities — should require that their personnel be vaccinated as a condition of employment.
Trinity Health mandates COVID-19 vaccine for employees, contractors
Kathleen Steele Gaivin
Jul 13, 2021
Trinity Health has more than 117,000 employees in 22 states. Employees at most locations will be required to submit proof of vaccination by Sept. 21, but some locations will set their own deadlines.