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  • VA begins administering COVID-19 Vaccines to Department of Homeland Security Mission-essential Personnel

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs begins administering COVID-19 Vaccines to Department of Homeland Security Mission-essential Personnel | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs press release: January 12, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) began administering COVID-19 vaccinations to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees Jan. 6, through an interagency agreement to support DHS’s COVID-19 vaccination program.

    The agreement was initiated in response to President Donald Trump’s declaration of COVID-19 as a national emergency and falls under the Economy Act, which authorizes federal agencies to provide services or supplies to other federal agencies on a reimbursable basis. As part of the agreement, trained VA medical professionals at certain VA medical centers are vaccinating DHS employees using DHS’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccine allocations. “This is a
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  • FDA Statement on Following the Authorized Dosing Schedules for COVID-19 Vaccines

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Statement on Following the Authorized Dosing Schedules for COVID-19 Vaccines | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA] press release: January 4, 2021)

    January 04, 2021


    Statement From:

    Commissioner of Food and Drugs - Food and Drug Administration
    Stephen M. Hahn M.D.

    Director - Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)
    Peter Marks M.D., PhD. Two different mRNA vaccines have now shown remarkable effectiveness of about 95% in preventing COVID-19 infection in adults. As the first round of vaccine recipients become eligible to receive their second dose, we want to remind the public about the importance of receiving COVID-19 vaccines according to how they’ve been authorized by the FDA in order to safely receive the level of protection observed in the large randomized trials supporting their effectiveness. We have been
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  • FedEx to Ship First Wave of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines Across the United States

    FedEx to Ship First Wave of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines Across the United States | site |



    Company to begin transporting first Moderna COVID-19 vaccine shipments for McKesson Corp.


    (Information contained in FedEx press release dated: December 19, 2020)

    Memphis, Tenn. December 19, 2020 – FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, announced today that operations are in motion to transport Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines for McKesson Corp. throughout the United States. Following the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Emergency Use Authorization for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, FedEx Express will begin transport of the vaccine and kits of supplies for administration of the vaccine, using its FedEx Priority Overnight® service supported by FedEx Priority Alert® advanced monitoring. After months of preparation and close planning with McKesson, Operation W...
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  • HHS publishes Guidance for National Guard Personnel Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines and Immunity under the PREP Act

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services publishes Guidance for National Guard Personnel Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines and Immunity under the PREP Act | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] press release: December 18, 2020)


    Guidance for National Guard Personnel Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines and Immunity under the PREP Act


    Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Assistant Secretary for Health, extended coverage under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) to qualified National Guardsmen administering COVID-19 vaccinations that have been authorized or licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This will allow states and/or territories that wish to fully utilize National Guard health and medical personnel to increase access to COVID-19 vaccinations the flexibility to do so. ...
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  • CVS Health begins Administering COVID-19 Vaccines in Long-term Care Facilities

    CVS Health begins Administering COVID-19 Vaccines in Long-term Care Facilities

    CVS Health begins Administering COVID-19 Vaccines in Long-term Care Facilities | site |


    CVS Health says "Majority of facilities nationwide have selected CVS Pharmacy as vaccination provider"


    (Information contained in CVS Health press release: December 21, 2020) Woonsocket, R.I. — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) has formally launched its COVID-19 vaccination program for long-term care facilities, whose residents have been disproportionality impacted by the pandemic. CVS Pharmacy teams will administer the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in facilities across 12 states this week, and the company expects to vaccinate up to four million residents and staff at over 40,000 long-term care facilities through the program. "Today's rollout is the culmination of months of internal planning and demonstrates how the private sector can use its expertise to help solve some of our most critical challenges," said Larry J. Merlo, President and Chief Executive Off...
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  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration Statement on Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee Meeting

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Statement on Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee Meeting | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA] press release: December 17, 2020)


    Statement From:
    Commissioner of Food and Drugs - Food and Drug Administration
    Stephen M. Hahn M.D.
    Director - Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)
    Peter Marks M.D., PhD.

    Following today’s positive advisory committee meeting outcome regarding the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has informed the sponsor that it will rapidly work toward finalization and issuance of an emergency use authorization. The agency has also notified the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Operation Warp Speed, so they can execute their plans for timely vaccine distribution.






    The FDA, an agency
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  • FedEx to Ship First Wave of COVID-19 Vaccines Across the United States

    FedEx to Ship First Wave of COVID-19 Vaccines Across the United States

    FedEx to Ship First Wave of COVID-19 Vaccines Across the United States | site |



    Company to begin COVID-19 vaccine shipments for Pfizer, Inc.


    (Information contained in FedEx press release dated: December 11, 2020)

    Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 11, 2020 – FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, announced today that operations are in motion to transport its first shipments of COVID-19 vaccines.

    Following the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, FedEx Express will begin transport of the vaccine using its FedEx Priority Overnight® service supported by FedEx Priority Alert® advanced monitoring. After months of preparation and close planning with Pfizer, other healthcare companies, and federal and state officials, the first COVID-19 vaccines will move to
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  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration Statement on Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee Meeting

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Statement on Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee Meeting | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA] press release statement: December 11, 2020)


    December 11, 2020

    Statement From:

    Commissioner of Food and Drugs - Food and Drug Administration
    Stephen M. Hahn M.D.

    Director - Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)
    Peter Marks M.D., PhD. Following yesterday’s positive advisory committee meeting outcome regarding the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has informed the sponsor that it will rapidly work toward finalization and issuance of an emergency use authorization. The agency has also notified the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Operation Warp Speed, so they can execute their plans for timely vaccine distribution.
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  • American Medical Association Policy aimed at Combatting Misinformation about COVID-19 Vaccines

    American Medical Association Policy aimed at Combatting Misinformation about COVID-19 Vaccines | site |


    Policy aimed at educating physicians on speaking with patients about COVID-19 vaccination


    (November 17, 2020) - - On November 17, 2020 the American Medical Association (AMA) published the following information: Chicago - - With misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine development process circulating widely, physicians at the Special Meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates adopted policy today aimed at educating physicians on speaking with patients about COVID-19 vaccination, bearing in mind the historical context of “experimentation” with vaccines and other medication in communities of color, and providing physicians with culturally appropriate patient education materials. Educating the public about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine programs, particularly among populations that have been dispropo...
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  • Trump Administration Partners with Chain and Independent Community Pharmacies to Increase Access to Future COVID-19 Vaccines

    Trump Administration Partners with Chain and Independent Community Pharmacies to Increase Access to Future COVID-19 Vaccines| site |


    (November 12, 2020) - - Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published the following information: To maximize access to COVID-19 vaccines for all Americans, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced the U.S. government’s partnerships with large chain pharmacies and networks that represent independent pharmacies and regional chains. Through the partnership with pharmacy chains, this program covers approximately 60 percent of pharmacies throughout the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Through the partnerships with network administrators, independent pharmacies and regional chains will also be part of the federal pharmacy program, further increasing access to vaccine across the country—particularly in traditionally underserved areas. “Ensuring a...
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    VA begins administering COVID-19 Vaccines to Department of Homeland Security Mission-essential Personnel
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    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs begins administering COVID-19 Vaccines to Department of Homeland Security Mission-essential Personnel | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs press release: January 12, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) began administering COVID-19 vaccinations to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees Jan. 6, through an interagency agreement to support DHS’s COVID-19 vaccination program.

    The agreement was initiated in response to President Donald Trump’s declaration of COVID-19 as a national emergency and falls under the Economy Act, which authorizes federal agencies to provide services or supplies to other federal agencies on a reimbursable basis. As part of the agreement, trained VA medical professionals at certain VA medical centers are vaccinating DHS employees using DHS’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccine allocations. “This is a
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    01-13-2021, 10:29 AM
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    FDA Statement on Following the Authorized Dosing Schedules for COVID-19 Vaccines
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Statement on Following the Authorized Dosing Schedules for COVID-19 Vaccines | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA] press release: January 4, 2021)

    January 04, 2021


    Statement From:

    Commissioner of Food and Drugs - Food and Drug Administration
    Stephen M. Hahn M.D.

    Director - Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)
    Peter Marks M.D., PhD. Two different mRNA vaccines have now shown remarkable effectiveness of about 95% in preventing COVID-19 infection in adults. As the first round of vaccine recipients become eligible to receive their second dose, we want to remind the public about the importance of receiving COVID-19 vaccines according to how they’ve been authorized by the FDA in order to safely receive the level of protection observed in the large randomized trials supporting their effectiveness. We have been
    ...
    01-05-2021, 03:26 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    FedEx to Ship First Wave of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines Across the United States
    by Staff Reporter 1
    FedEx to Ship First Wave of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines Across the United States | site |



    Company to begin transporting first Moderna COVID-19 vaccine shipments for McKesson Corp.


    (Information contained in FedEx press release dated: December 19, 2020)

    Memphis, Tenn. December 19, 2020 – FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, announced today that operations are in motion to transport Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines for McKesson Corp. throughout the United States. Following the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Emergency Use Authorization for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, FedEx Express will begin transport of the vaccine and kits of supplies for administration of the vaccine, using its FedEx Priority Overnight® service supported by FedEx Priority Alert® advanced monitoring. After months of preparation and close planning with McKesson, Operation W...
    12-27-2020, 04:20 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    HHS publishes Guidance for National Guard Personnel Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines and Immunity under the PREP Act
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services publishes Guidance for National Guard Personnel Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines and Immunity under the PREP Act | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] press release: December 18, 2020)


    Guidance for National Guard Personnel Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines and Immunity under the PREP Act


    Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Assistant Secretary for Health, extended coverage under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) to qualified National Guardsmen administering COVID-19 vaccinations that have been authorized or licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This will allow states and/or territories that wish to fully utilize National Guard health and medical personnel to increase access to COVID-19 vaccinations the flexibility to do so. ...
    12-22-2020, 07:50 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    CVS Health begins Administering COVID-19 Vaccines in Long-term Care Facilities
    by Staff Reporter 1
    CVS Health begins Administering COVID-19 Vaccines in Long-term Care Facilities | site |


    CVS Health says "Majority of facilities nationwide have selected CVS Pharmacy as vaccination provider"


    (Information contained in CVS Health press release: December 21, 2020) Woonsocket, R.I. — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) has formally launched its COVID-19 vaccination program for long-term care facilities, whose residents have been disproportionality impacted by the pandemic. CVS Pharmacy teams will administer the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in facilities across 12 states this week, and the company expects to vaccinate up to four million residents and staff at over 40,000 long-term care facilities through the program. "Today's rollout is the culmination of months of internal planning and demonstrates how the private sector can use its expertise to help solve some of our most critical challenges," said Larry J. Merlo, President and Chief Executive Off...
    12-22-2020, 07:10 AM

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