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News by Topic: Vaccination

Sep 27, 2021 - Discusses the role of large rural employers in providing access to COVID-19 vaccines, which may overcome transportation barriers, address vaccine hesitancy, and offer a platform for local partnerships to increase vaccination rates. Highlights efforts of some rural employers and the economic impacts of vaccination rates in rural areas.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Sep 23, 2021 - Reports on the challenges facing rural hospitals related to COVID-19 vaccine mandates and workforce shortages. Discusses efforts to maintain patient care during staffing fluctuations to minimize service disruptions.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Sep 21, 2021 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is hosting a virtual meeting on September 22-23, 2021. The agenda will include discussions on COVID-19 vaccine booster doses. Includes information on how to submit public comments or request permission to make a public comment during the meeting. Registration is not required, and the meeting is open to the public, available online via a live webcast.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 21, 2021 - Reports on rural COVID-19 vaccination rates, noting a 20% increase during the week of September 10-16 and an overall vaccination increase in nearly 2/3 of rural counties compared to 2 weeks prior. Offers a chart with state rankings, rural and metropolitan comparisons, and a county-level map featuring vaccination data.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Sep 16, 2021 - The Census Bureau is allowing an additional 30 days for comments on proposed revisions to the Household Pulse Survey, which helps to inform on a range of topics related to households' experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Proposed revisions include modifications to questions relating to vaccinations that expand response options for the number of doses and brand of COVID-19 vaccine received, among other things. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 14, 2021 - Notice of amendment from the Department of Health and Human Services to expand the scope of authority for licensed pharmacists to order and administer, and qualified pharmacy technicians and pharmacy interns to administer, FDA authorized, approved, or licensed COVID-19 therapeutics. This amendment will be effective September 14, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 13, 2021 - Notice from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requesting an extension of an information collection titled "ASPA COVID-19 Public Education Campaign Evaluation Surveys," which includes the COVID-19 Attitudes and Beliefs Survey (CABS) and the Monthly Outcome Survey (MOS). Information collected will be used to determine whether the campaign is having the intended impact on target audiences' knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs as they relate to COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccination, and adherence to preventative behaviors. Comments are due by November 12, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 13, 2021 - Reports on COVID-19 vaccination rates as of September 9, noting that the number of new immunizations declined over the last week. Offers rural and urban vaccination comparisons, with rural populations at 39.6% and metropolitan populations at 51.4% vaccinated. Provides data charts on rural vaccinations by week, state rankings, and state and county-level maps with vaccination data.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Sep 8, 2021 - Reports on rural COVID-19 vaccinations as of September 2, noting a 9% increase over 2 weeks. Provides county and state maps with vaccination data and a chart tracking metro and rural vaccination rates nationwide from mid-April to September 2.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Sep 7, 2021 - Notice from the Food and Drug Administration announcing a virtual meeting of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee on September 17, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Eastern. The agenda will include a discussion of the Pfizer-BioNTech supplemental Biologics License Application for COMIRNATY for the administration of a third dose, or "booster" dose, of the COVID-19 vaccine, in individuals 16 years of age and older. Includes information on how to submit public comments or request permission to make a public comment during the meeting. Registration is not required, and the meeting is open to the public, available online via a live webcast.
Source: Federal Register