I published an Op-Ed in the Denton Record Chronicle on Wednesday discussing the important role the COVID-19 vaccine will play in keeping us healthy and returning our society back to normal. I encourage everyone to join me in receiving their COVID-19 vaccines.
In other news, the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology published a study on the effectiveness of the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines for pregnant and lactating women, who may pass protective antibodies to newborns. Being an Ob/Gyn, I am excited by this new research with the possibility of protecting both mothers and newborns from COVID-19.
TheDepartment of Health and Human Services (HHS)will allocate $6 billion to Community Health Centers for COVID-19 vaccinations and testing.
HHS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are allocating $3 billion to states, territories, and large cities to support efforts to increase vaccine uptake and equity.
HHS and the CDCwill allocate $330 million to COVID-19 community health workers services.