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COVID-19 Vaccine: TeenVaxFacts.com for Teens and Parents

Sep 1, 2021 3:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, Vaccines

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A new COVID-19 information website, specifically for teens [ncdhhs.gov] launched this week. As COVID-19 rates are rapidly increasing across the state, particularly in young people, this is a useful tool for encouraging vaccination.

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​COVID-19: Stay up-to-date with CDC guidance and resources  ​

Jul 29, 2021 6:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, Vaccines

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The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has a webpage dedicated to bringing you “What’s New & Updated”.  Content on the webpage includes significant changes such as new pages and guidance recommendations.  This webpage is one of several ways you can stay updated on the most current information around COVID-19.  You can also stay updated by signing up for email updates, syndicating available content, and subscribing to the COVID-19 RSS Feed. 

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Health care providers: Are you talking about the COVID -19 Vaccine with your adult patients?

Jul 28, 2021 4:55:58 PM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in COVID-19, Vaccines

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A study from April 2021 sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation revealed some startling facts about ways we are missing the mark to address vaccine hesitancy among adults aged 18-64.  

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​COVID-19 Vaccine: Update on Vaccination Counseling Code Reimbursement  ​

Jul 14, 2021 4:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, Vaccines

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On July 9, 2021, an addendum to COVID-19 Bulletin #168 was released in SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #170: Update on Vaccination Counseling Code Reimbursement. Read highlights below. 

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Pfizer - BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Expanded to 12-15 Years Old

May 18, 2021 3:19:28 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, Vaccines, fda

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On Monday May 10, 2021, the FDA amended the December 11, 2020 emergency use authorization (EUA) of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine authorized for use in adolescents 16 or older to include adolescents 12 -15 years of age.   The FDA has determined that Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has met the statutory criteria to amend the EUA, and that the known and potential benefits of this vaccine in individuals 12 years of age and older outweigh the known and potential risks, supporting the vaccine’s use in this population.  

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Coming Soon: COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 12 Years and Older

May 12, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in NCDHHS, COVID-19, Vaccines

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Pediatric Practices who have not already signed up for the COVID-19 Vaccine Management System (CVMS) should have received an email from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) with important updates on the COVID-19 vaccine program.  See below for more details. 

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Coming Soon: COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 12 Years and Older

May 5, 2021 2:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in NCDHHS, COVID-19, Vaccines, Pediatric

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Pediatric Practices who have not already signed up for the COVID-19 Vaccine Management System (CVMS) should have received an email from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) with important updates on the COVID-19 vaccine program. See below for more details.
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COVID-19 Vaccine: New Allocation Process

Apr 21, 2021 2:15:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in NCDHHS, Webinar, COVID-19, Vaccines

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On April 16th, 2021 NC Department of Health and Human Services hosted a webinar to announce the new allocations process for the COVID-19 vaccine.  North Carolina will be shifting to a new allocations process where providers are asked to request the number of first doses of vaccine they would like for the coming week.Click here to download PDF of webinar slides.

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Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause: What Providers Need To Know

Apr 14, 2021 3:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, Vaccines

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Out of an abundance of caution, the CDC and FDA announced a recommendation [ncdhhs.us4.list-manage.com] to pause use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Therefore, NCDHHS is following the recommendation of the CDC and FDA and has asked vaccinating providers to pause the administration of the J&J COVID-19 vaccine until we learn more.   

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Medicare Reimbursement for COVID Vaccine Nearly Doubles

Mar 17, 2021 2:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, Vaccines, medicare

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On Monday March 15, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Medicare reimbursement for administration of the COVID-19 vaccine would nearly double. 

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