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VaccineFinder: Helping People Find Information about COVID-19 Vaccine Providers, and Scheduling an Appointment to Get Vaccinated
Guidance for healthcare providers on how to share information on vaccination locations and vaccine availability via VaccineFinder.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Vaccine Central
Resources to support health departments, community-based organizations, and others with vaccine efforts among refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities.
Additional links: A Checklist for COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out Among Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants, COVID-19 Vaccines - Focus Group Discussion (FGD) Facilitation Guide, COVID-19 Vaccines - Focus Group Discussion (FGD) Note-Taking Guide & Template
Date: 04/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants
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The "Community of Immunity" Vaccination Deficit Explorer
An interactive web-based mapping tool offering county-level estimates of annual influenza vaccination rates and potential COVID-19 vaccination deficit rates. Results can be filtered by the Community PPE (Public Health, Primary Care, Health Equity) Index, a measure of public health readiness to respond to the pandemic. Part of the HealthLandscape set of tools.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians
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TRAIN Learning Network: COVID-19 Vaccination Training
A collection of online learning opportunities for healthcare professionals related to COVID-19 vaccination. Registration required to access courses.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Public Health Foundation
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Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Calls/Webinars
Up-to-date guidance for clinicians from subject matter experts on key emergency preparedness and response topics. Many recent calls are focused on COVID-19 vaccination and related concerns. Slides and webinar recordings for past COCA calls are available.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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COVID-19: Vaccines
Resources and information for the public on COVID-19 vaccination. Addresses frequently asked questions related to the vaccine and covers how the vaccine works, who will be vaccinated first, benefits of vaccination, information on the different vaccines, and more. Includes links to state/territory health departments for information on how to get a vaccine.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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State Plans for Vaccinating Their Populations Against COVID-19
Interactive map with chart that shows how each state prioritized their populations in their COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans, including long-term care and nursing home residents, health care workers, and rural and tribal populations.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool
Provides county-by-county data on the risk level related to COVID-19 of attending an event, given the event size and location. Covers events from 10 to 5,000 potential attendees.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Applied Bioinformatics Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology, Stanford University
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Key Considerations for Counties in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans
Resources and information to help counties plan for an equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Lists state distribution plans, as well as background information and resources on the vaccines, distribution planning, state and local coordination, and more. Offers a summary of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's COVID-19 Vaccination Program Interim Playbook for Jurisdiction Operations and key considerations for counties.Includes state-level data vaccine doses distributed and administered.
Additional links: NACo Brief: Legislative Summary of CDC Playbook
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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Alaska COVID-19 Information Hub
Presents regularly updated data on the COVID-19 pandemic in Alaska. Features reports, FAQs, and interactive maps detailing COVID-19 data.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
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