COVID-19 UPDATE
12-12-2020
In an effort to keep our members current on the latest information regarding the coronavirus crisis, the Medical Society of Delaware is sharing the following:
Tomorrow, Sunday, December 13
CDC Clinical Partner Call: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) will be holding a informational call that will give clinicians an overview of clinical guidance for the new Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine likely to arrive in Delaware within days.

The session will cover a wide range of topics, including vaccine administration, vaccination of special populations, and contraindications. Participants also will learn how to have meaningful conversations with patients and answer their questions about the new vaccine.
 
Presenters:
Amanda Cohn, MD
CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service
Lead, Vaccine Planning Unit
COVID-19 Response
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 
Sarah Mbaeyi, MD, MPH
CDR, U.S. Public Health Service
Medical Officer
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
ime: 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. (ET) 

Zoom Webinar ID: 161 505 2786
Passcode: 818998
 
Or iPhone one-tap: US: +16692545252,,1615052786#,,,,,,0#,,818998# or +16468287666,,1615052786#,,,,,,0#,,818998# 
 
Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 254 5252 or +1 646 828 7666 
 
International numbers available: https://www.zoomgov.com/u/al8YymtCO
 
Advanced registration is not required.
ACIP Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Meeting Slidedeck Available

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) has released the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' (ACIP) powerpoint slidedeck used in discussion prior to the vote to grant the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine emergency use authorization. View slidedeck.
Governor Carney / DPH Announce Delaware’s Plan to Distribute the COVID-19 Vaccine

Governor John Carney and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) are expecting to begin distributing the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as early as this coming week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted Saturday to recommend the use of the vaccine for individuals 16 and older under the emergency use authorization.

Delaware is expected to receive 8,775 initial doses of the Pfizer vaccine within the next few days. Upon Delaware’s receipt of the vaccine, which is required to be kept at below-freezing temperatures, health care systems will be able to begin vaccinating their frontline employees within 24 hours.

DPH Recommends Practices Register to
Be a COVID-19 Vaccinator

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is strongly recommending medical practices go through the process of registering to be a COVID-19 vaccinator, regardless of whether the intention is to vaccinate. Being enrolled will allow small practices to have the option to vaccinate their own staff once the vaccine becomes available. The process to enroll can take time, so it is important not to delay. For answers to questions please email COVIDVaccine@delaware.gov. To learn more
Delaware COVID-19 Daily Positive Cases Surpass 1000
Additional demographic data on COVID-19 cases and deaths, including race/ethnicity, more age-specific data and COVID rate information by ZIP code, and information on Delaware's contact tracing efforts can be found on the Division of Public Health's My Healthy Community data portal.
For more information and resources regarding COVID-19, MSD has created a coronavirus resource page on our website. View resource page 
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