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COVID-19 BIVALENT BOOSTER HERE

On Sept. 1, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the use of updated COVID-19 booster shots that are specifically tailored to combat the two most prevalent omicron subvariants, BA.4 and BA.5. The decision comes just a day after the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization of the shots. The CDC’s backing will enable a full […]

Monkeypox is on the rise in the LGBTQ community. Here’s what to know

​JYNNEOS, is being distributed now that it is approved by FDA and production is being ramped up.  It was developed for smallpox but has been found to also provide protection against monkeypox. Smallpox/Monkeypox Vaccine(JYNNEOS™): What You Need to Know Those most at risk for infection now, which includes anyone who has been in close contact […]

Meningococcal Disease Outbreak, Florida, 2022

Get Vaccinated CDC urges men who have sex with men to get meningococcal disease vaccines amid Florida outbreaks. Department of Health reported last week that the number of meningococcal cases identified in 2022, including meningitis, has already surpassed the five-year average. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is warning gay and bisexual men in […]

REVISED PFIZER AND MODERNA (COVID) BOOSTER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dear COVID-19 Vaccine Providers, On Aug. 12, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revised both Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Emergency Use Authorization fact sheets to include guidance on administering an additional dose in certain immunocompromised individuals. Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) […]

Dose Guidelines for Certain Immunocompromised Individuals

On Aug. 12, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revised both Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Emergency Use Authorization fact sheets to include guidance on administering an additional dose in certain immunocompromised individuals. Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended that people whose immune system are […]

Guiding Principles for Allocation and Tiers

GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR ALLOCATION AND TIERS: • Protecting health care workers who fill a critical role in caring for and preserving the lives of COVID-19 patients and maintaining the health care infrastructure for all who need it. • Protecting front-line workers who are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 due to the nature of their […]

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