CDC/ACIP [U.S.] [to 20 Feb 2021]

CDC/ACIP [U.S.] [to 20 Feb 2021]
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CDC MEDIA TELEBRIEFING: National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine
What: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is hosting a virtual National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine for vaccine practitioners and champions.
When: Monday, February 22 through Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Background: The forum supports the Biden-Harris Administration’s goals of mounting safe, effective, and comprehensive COVID-19 vaccine implementation strategies. It will facilitate information exchange and provide participants with practical information that can be applied in their communities.

ACIP Meeting – February 24-25, 2021
Virtual meeting. No registration is required.
Meeting time, 9:30am – 5:30pm EST
Webcast link:
Draft Agenda
Agenda references:
:: Rabies Vaccines
:: Dengue Vaccine
:: Ebola Vaccine
:: Hepatitis Vaccine
:: Pneumococcal Vaccines
:: Zoster Vaccines
:: Influenza Vaccines
:: Cholera Vaccine
:: Orthopoxviruses Vaccines

MMWR News Synopsis Friday, February 19, 2021
:: Decline in Receipt of Vaccines by Medicare Beneficiaries During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, 2020
After the COVID-19 emergency declaration in March 2020, weekly routine vaccination rates among Medicare beneficiaries declined by up to 89% compared with the same period in 2019. Vaccination providers should reassure patients that vaccination services can be delivered safely and emphasize the importance of routine vaccination to protect their health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Investigators compared weekly rates of routine vaccination for four vaccines among Medicare beneficiaries during January 5–July 18, 2020 with rates from January 6–July 20, 2019. These include routine vaccines to protect against shingles, pneumococcal disease, tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough. The analysis found vaccination rates declined by up to 89% from 2019 to 2020 with similar declines across people from all racial/ethnic groups. However, adults from racial/ethnic minority groups had lower vaccination rates than did their white counterparts. When resuming in-person visits, vaccination providers should take actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and address patient concerns about exposure to COVID-19 during visits. Continued efforts by vaccination providers and public health officials will be needed to ensure routine vaccination rates among adults returns to pre-pandemic levels and to ensure protection of all older adults against vaccine-preventable diseases.

:: Care Outcomes Among Black or African American Persons with Diagnosed HIV in Rural, Urban, and Metropolitan Statistical Areas — 42 U.S. Jurisdictions, 2018
:: Trends in Use of Telehealth Among Health Centers During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, June 26–November 6, 2020
:: Required and Voluntary Occupational Use of Hazard Controls for COVID-19 Prevention in Non–Health Care Workplaces — United States, June 2020
:: Maximizing Fit for Cloth and Medical Procedure Masks to Improve Performance and Reduce SARS-CoV-2 Transmission and Exposure, 2021 (Early Release February 10, 2021)