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Public Health Town Hall at the National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine

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Public Health Town Hall at the National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine

This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sponsored the National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine, a three-day virtual event for stakeholders supporting COVID-19 vaccinatio ...

This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sponsored the National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine, a three-day virtual event for stakeholders supporting COVID-19 vaccination. On the second day there was a 90 minute town hall style session titled “Using Technology to Manage COVID-19 Vaccination” which brought together public health and industry leaders to discuss the use and challenges of information technology solutions in addressing the needs of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in the US.

The Apollo Program for Bioidefense

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The Apollo Program for Bioidefense

In January 2021 the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense released its latest report: The Apollo Program for Biodefense. Issued in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the report draw ...

In January 2021 the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense released its latest report: The Apollo Program for Biodefense. Issued in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the report draws upon earlier findings of the Commission to call for a “moon shot”-style investment to prepare the US (and the world) for the ongoing reality of large-scale biological threats.

First Look for IIS: National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness

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First Look for IIS: National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness

On January 21, 2021 the White House released the new administration’s National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness. While initially it seems to be a daunti ...

On January 21, 2021 the White House released the new administration’s National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness. While initially it seems to be a daunting 200 page document, it is divided into three manageable sections. First, the core of the recommendations are presented in just twenty pages. If that’s all you have time to read, focus there. The document then expounds on the seven goals and related action plans in the next ninety-five or so pages. Finally, the remainder of the document is a compilation of the new Executive Orders signed by the president that support the plan.

Some side effects of COVID-19 Immunization Data Submission

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Some side effects of COVID-19 Immunization Data Submission

Now that COVID-19 doses administered data are flowing to Immunization Information Systems (IIS), we are noticing some unintended side effects from the data management component of ...

Now that COVID-19 doses administered data are flowing to Immunization Information Systems (IIS), we are noticing some unintended side effects from the data management component of the vaccination program. Here are a few that have bubbled up from the jurisdictions we support:

Updated National Vaccine Plan: How well does it address IIS issues?

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Updated National Vaccine Plan: How well does it address IIS issues?

On November 23, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP) published a draft Vaccines National Strategic Pla ...

On November 23, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP) published a draft Vaccines National Strategic Plan 2021-2025. This is an update of the National Vaccine Plan last published in 2010. This updated draft vaccine plan provides a vision for the nation’s vaccine and immunization enterprise for the next five years and articulates a comprehensive strategy to enhance vaccination in the United States.