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May 20, 2022 - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking comment on revisions to the 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 June 21, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
May 10, 2022 - Notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is hosting a virtual public meeting on May 19, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern. The agenda will include discussions on the use of COVID-19 vaccines. 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 will be available online via a live webcast.
Source: Federal Register
May 10, 2022 - Marks the milestone of 1 million deaths to COVID-19 in the U.S. by analyzing mortality data by 5 metrics: early and late periods of the pandemic, by age, for vaccinated and unvaccinated populations, rural and urban, and for poorer and wealthier populations. Rural and urban data includes mortality, hospitalization, and vaccination rates over time.
Source: Stat
May 7, 2022 - Highlights the efforts of Native American organizations, tribal nations, and the Indian Health Service (IHS) to vaccinate rural populations in Arizona, which is the only state with higher rural COVID-19 vaccination rates than metro rates. Describes disparities in COVID-19 infection and mortality for Native American communities and notes a high turnout in rural counties along the U.S-Mexico Border, including a county that had a vaccination rate of 146% through providing vaccines to laborers from Mexico and visitors to the area.
Source: AP News
May 4, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP) is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC). The committee studies and recommends ways to encourage the availability of an adequate supply of safe and effective vaccination products in the United States, as well as research priorities and other measures to enhance the safety and efficacy of vaccines. Nominations are due by June 24, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
May 2, 2022 - Presents findings of a survey shows that only 15% of adults and 14% of teens in rural areas feel that vaccines provide good protection from diseases, discussing the findings in relation to rural vaccination in Illinois. Notes that COVID-19 vaccination rates in some parts of rural Illinois are below 40% and that healthcare providers are considered the most trusted source of information on vaccines.
Source: The Center Square
Apr 27, 2022 - Discusses the role of tribal health clinics in providing COVID-19 vaccines and mask distribution in rural Oklahoma, highlighting the toll of the pandemic on tribal nations in Oklahoma and nationwide. Notes that Oklahoma Indian Health Service clinics, clinics run by tribal nations, and a few other tribal clinics in Kansas and Texas have collectively administered 500,000 vaccine doses. May require subscription to view the full article.
Source: The Oklahoman
Apr 22, 2022 - The charter for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has been renewed through April 1, 2024. The ACIP makes recommendations on the use of vaccines and sets guidelines for related biological products.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 18, 2022 - The Census Bureau is seeking comment 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 new questions on the timing of positive coronavirus tests, use of coronavirus treatments, the experience of long-COVID symptoms, monthly rent, children's mental health, and difficulty with self-care and communicating. The Census Bureau is also proposing modifications to questions related to the reasons for not receiving a vaccine booster dose, children's vaccinations, and telework. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 14, 2022 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is hosting a virtual public meeting on April 20, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern. 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 will be available online via a live webcast.
Source: Federal Register