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COVID-19 Vaccination Strategies for Youth

  1. 1. COVID-19 Vaccination Strategies for Youth May 19, 2021
  2. 2. Continuing Education Credits In support of improving patient care, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. This designation confers simultaneous continuing education accreditation across nine national accrediting bodies. This series is intended for physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, psychologists, clinical social workers, dentists, pharmacists, and dietitians. Please complete the survey – linked in the chat, and emailed to all attendees – to request your continuing education credit for live viewing. A comprehensive certificate will be sent out at the end of the series.
  3. 3. Disclosure • With respect to the following presentation, there has been no relevant (direct or indirect) financial relationship between the parties listed above (or spouse/partner) and any for-profit company in the past 12 months which would be considered a conflict of interest. • The views expressed in this presentation are those of the presenter and may not reflect official policy of Community Health Center, Inc. and its Weitzman Institute. • We are obligated to disclose any products which are off-label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or under investigation (not FDA approved) and any limitations on the information hat I present, such as data that are preliminary or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion.
  4. 4. COVID-19 Update in the United States May 19, 2021 Stephen Scholand, MD Infectious Disease Specialist, Midstate Medical Center www.ohtorch.com/
  5. 5. 32,996,503 cases on 5/18/21 with 587,196 deaths COVID-19 in the United States https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/us-map
  6. 6. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/coronavirus-us-cases.html We are winning!
  7. 7. www.nytimes.com Hot spots around the USA
  8. 8. How many ‘jet liners’? A320 seats 182 passengers
  9. 9. Pressure on hospital systems https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/coronavirus-us-cases.html
  10. 10. The danger of variants • Variants of Interest B.1.525, B.1.526, P.2 B.1.617 (India) • Variants of concern B.117, B1.351, P.1 B.1.427 and B.1.429 (first detected in California) • Variants of High Consequence Thankfully none – yet! www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/variant- surveillance/variant-info.html#Interest
  11. 11. COVID-19 Vaccinations across the Nation https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccinations
  12. 12. https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccinations
  13. 13. Children and COVID-19 vaccines • The CDC has recommended Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for children ages 12 to 15 – estimated efficacy of 100% in preventing COVID-19 – Side effects after vaccination ~ 90% local and/or systemic reaction) –but mild to moderate • Pain at the injection site • fever, fatigue, HA, muscle pain more common after the 2nd dose – Similar to aged ≥16 years • No specific safety concerns identified • Children may be the key to reaching herd immunity
  14. 14. CDC: Children and COVID-19 vaccines • COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines may now be administered without regard to timing • Simultaneous administration of COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines on the same day – Unknown whether reactogenicity of COVID-19 vaccine is increased with coadministration – Consider: whether the patient is behind schedule, at risk of vaccine-preventable disease (e.g., outbreak or occupational exposures), and the reactogenicity profile of the vaccines [live vaccines, adjuvanted]
  15. 15. Trusted Resources • Nuvance health 2600+ articles reviewed: https://spark.adobe.com/page/x5sxhnZwbKqlc/ • CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html https://emergency.cdc.gov/coca/calls/2021/ • WHO: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 • Johns Hopkins: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html • Others https://www.thelancet.com/coronavirus https://covidactnow.org/
  16. 16. COVID-19 Vaccination Strategies for Youth Nathan Quesnel Superintendent, East Hartford Public Schools Anne Marie Mancini Deputy Superintendent, East Hartford Public Schools Stephen Scholand, MD Infectious Disease Consultant, MidState Medical Center Amanda Schiessl, MPP Project Director, National Cooperative Agreement on Clinical Workforce Development CHC, Inc. Amy Taylor VP, Western Region, CHC Inc. Ruchi Kapoor, RN Vaccination Staff Nurse, CHCI
  17. 17. Thank You! To learn more about The Path Forward series WeitzmanLearning.org/the-path-forward To view previous COVID-19 sessions: WeitzmanLearning.org/coronavirus

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