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NEW VACCINE RESOURCES
It’s Preteen Vaccine Week!
February 26 - March 4, 2023
March 4, 2023 is International HPV Vaccination Awareness Day
The Autism Society: COVID-19 Vaccine Education Initiative Connect to Protect Resources
Online Survey: Understanding Needle Aversion – Participants Needed
ICLAC COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT
Vaccination Community Navigator Training Program & Resources
NEW EVENTS, WEBINARS, TOWN HALLS
International HPV Awareness Day 2023 Seminar Series
The St. Jude HPV Cancer Prevention Program is hosting a series of four virtual seminars leading up to International HPV Awareness Day on March 4, 2023. Register for one seminar or the entire series. If you have questions, please email [email protected]. The vision and mission of the St. Jude HPV Cancer Prevention Program are founded on the principle of HPV vaccination as an important cancer prevention tool.
COVID-19 Vaccines: Where We Are Now and Where We Are Headed
Join the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) for a discussion addressing updates on COVID-19 vaccination recommendations in the US and issues on the horizon. Note: Participation will be limited to the first 500 attendees. On-demand recording will be available beginning on 3/2/2023.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COVID NEWS & UPDATES
February 21, 2023 – COVID-19 Situational Update
- The average number of reported cases is 1,013 cases per day, an increase from the 7-day average of 885 cases that we reported last week.
- This past week, there was an average of 109 hospital admissions per day, showing little change from the 106 admissions per day the previous week.
- LAC DPH is currently reporting an average of 12 deaths per day, a slight decline from the average of 16 deaths reported per day last week.
- This week LA County remains in the Low Community Levelfor the sixth week in a row
- Visit the LAC DPH Vaccine Data Dashboard for COVID-19 vaccination info in LA County.
EXTERNAL NEWS HEADLINES
Since the future is not set in stone, officials and experts say it’s important to remain prepared to tackle COVID’s continuing impacts, as well as any new tricks the coronavirus may yet have up its proverbial sleeve. Rescinding emergency declarations may also change how residents access vital resources such as vaccines, treatments and tests. (Money, Lin II, 2/28)
The Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization on Friday for the first at-home test that can simultaneously detect both COVID-19 and the flu. With a shallow nasal swab, the single-use kit can provide results within 30 minutes indicating whether a person is positive or negative for COVID, as well as influenza A and influenza B, which are two common strains of the flu. (Kim, 2/25)
This year’s flu shot generated relatively robust levels of protection, new data show, with the vaccine’s effectiveness ranging between about 45% and 55%, depending on the age group and the metric studied, such as whether there was protection against any infection or infection that was severe enough to require hospitalization. (Branswell, 2/22)