Liability for COVID-19 Vaccine Harms: We Need to Do Better

Bill of Health

COVID-19 vaccines are extremely safe , and serious harms are rare. But rare does not mean the risk is zero; thus, we need a way to determine which people have plausible claims of harm from the vaccines, and we must then compensate them quickly and generously. By Dorit Reiss.

What Happened to the COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Waiver?

Bill of Health

In June 2022, after almost two years of debate over a potential COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver, the World Trade Organization adopted the Ministerial Decision on the TRIPS Agreement (“WTO Decision”), which provided for a partial waiver of intellectual property rights.

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AMA Updates COVID-19 Vaccine CPT Codes

Electronic Health Reporter

The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced that the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set has been updated by the CPT Editorial Panel to include vaccine and administration codes that are unique to a new formulation of […]. The article AMA Updates COVID-19 Vaccine CPT Codes appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial AMA CPT codes AMA Updates COVID-19 Vaccine CPT Codes CPT codes for COVID vaccines Pfizer vaccine code

Pfizer forecasts $100B in sales, fueled by COVID-19 vaccine, pill

Healthcare Dive

The company estimated revenue from its COVID-19 vaccine and new antiviral pill Paxlovid will total $54 billion this year

AMA Announces CPT Update For Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

Electronic Health Reporter

The American Medical Association (AMA) announced that the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set has been updated by the CPT Editorial Panel to include vaccine and administration codes for pediatric doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed […]. The article AMA Announces CPT Update For Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial American Medical Association Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19: Vaccine mandate enforced in Austria

Healthcare It News

With rising case numbers in across the DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) region and the rest of Europe, a fully vaccinated status might become compulsory for the use of the EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC) soon – at least in some countries.

Moderna sues Pfizer, BioNTech over COVID-19 vaccine technology

Healthcare Dive

The biotech claims its rivals’ vaccine Comirnaty, one of the world’s top-selling pharmaceutical products, infringes on two patents covering its messenger RNA technology

Data Lights the Path Toward Ethical COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Kurt Waltenbaugh, CEO at Carrot Health.

FDA clears Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine as 4th option in US

Healthcare Dive

The regulator’s decision comes more than a year after the main part of the principal trial was completed, raising questions about the shot’s effectiveness against omicron

KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor: Views on the U.S. Role In Global COVID-19 Response

KFF

This Vaccine Monitor survey shows the public is largely supportive of the U.S. role in distributing COVID-19 vaccines globally, as well as other response efforts including the distribution of masks and COVID-19 rapid tests.

Why COVID-19 vaccines might become a yearly thing

Fierce Healthcare

Why COVID-19 vaccines might become a yearly thing. fdiamond. Wed, 09/07/2022 - 09:40

Tracking Global COVID-19 Vaccine Equity

KFF

This analysis looks at global COVID-19 vaccination efforts by income-level and region to assess the equity gap in both vaccination coverage and rates of administration. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Health Policy Coronavirus Vaccines

FDA advisers recommend Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for youngest children

Healthcare Dive

Independent experts unanimously supported use of both shots in children aged 6 months to 5 years old, clearing the way for an FDA decision

COVID-19 Vaccine Tracking Spotlights Patient Matching Challenges

Healthcare IT Today

More than 200 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the United States, and another 3 million doses are given daily, recent data shows. The following is a guest article by Joaquim Neto, Chief Product Officer at Verato.

The Supreme Court’s Rulings on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates, Explained

Bill of Health

In a pair of rulings issued January 13 , the Supreme Court put on hold the federal vaccine-or-test requirements for large employers , but allowed federal vaccination requirements for health care workers to take effect while they are litigated in the lower federal courts.

The Year Ahead: Preparing For Widespread COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment

Electronic Health Reporter

The COVID-19 pandemic placed significant strain on providers, causing a demand for care that […]. The article The Year Ahead: Preparing For Widespread COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial COVID vaccine GYANT Stefan Behrens

Text messages move the needle on COVID-19 vaccinations

Healthcare It News

As communities across the nation seek new ways to bring COVID-19 vaccination rates up to levels that can more effectively mitigate the spread of variants, they are looking for new and better ways to reach those who are just hesitant, undecided or unaware of how to get vaccinated.

U.S. International COVID-19 Vaccine Donations Tracker – Updated as of January 20

KFF

COVID-19 vaccine donation deliveries globally. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Health PolicyThis tracker will be updated regularly to provide data on U.S.

Experts search for a one-and-done, all-purpose COVID-19 vaccine

Fierce Healthcare

Experts search for a one-and-done, all-purpose COVID-19 vaccine. fdiamond. Wed, 10/26/2022 - 09:13

A Health IT Perspective on the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Healthcare IT Today

As the various COVID-19 vaccines roll out across the nation and the world, we thought it was time to talk with some experts to understand what this rollout is going to mean for healthcare IT.

FDA authorizes Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for young children

Healthcare Dive

The much-anticipated decision follows two days after a panel of independent experts unanimously recommended expanding the shots’ use. A CDC panel is meeting Friday and Saturday to develop specific recommendations

Vigilanz Offers COVID-19 Vaccine Management Solution Free to Customers

Healthcare IT Today

VigiLanz, a clinical surveillance company, announced the launch of a new mass vaccination support software. The company is offering Vigilanz Vaccinate free to its existing customers to help frontline healthcare teams stay safe.

VA failed to protect 500,000 employees' COVID-19 vaccination data

Becker's Health IT

The Department of Veterans Affairs admitted it failed to protect the COVID-19 vaccination status data for about 500,000 of its employees after a spreadsheet containing the information was improperly shared in October 2021, FedScoop reported Nov.

Moderna seeks FDA clearance for COVID-19 vaccine in young children

Healthcare Dive

The biotech's shot would become the first available to children under 6, the last remaining age group currently ineligible for vaccination

Tracking Global COVID-19 Vaccine Equity: An Update

KFF

This updated analysis looks at global COVID-19 vaccination efforts by income-level and region to assess the equity gap in both vaccination coverage and rates of administration. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Health Policy Coronavirus Vaccines

UnitedHealthcare will reimburse providers for COVID-19 vaccine underpayments

Fierce Healthcare

UnitedHealthcare will reimburse providers for COVID-19 vaccine underpayments. pminemyer. Fri, 10/22/2021 - 12:12

FDA advisers grapple with how to update COVID-19 vaccines

Healthcare Dive

About half of eligible Americans haven't received a booster and may be less protected should cases surge. Health officials hope to soon ready an updated shot, but experts on the committee struggled to identify the best approach

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Under 5

American Medical Compliance

The CDC has recently announced that children under 5 will be able to receive coronavirus vaccines within weeks. Soon, children aged 6 months and older will be eligible to receive one of two FDA approved vaccines: Moderna and Pfizer BioNTech. Vaccine Availability.

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Under 5

American Medical Compliance

The CDC has recently announced that children under 5 will be able to receive coronavirus vaccines within weeks. Soon, children aged 6 months and older will be eligible to receive one of two FDA approved vaccines: Moderna and Pfizer BioNTech. Vaccine Availability.

How much commercial plan members could save if COVID-19 vaccine rates increase

Fierce Healthcare

How much commercial plan members could save if COVID-19 vaccine rates increase. fdiamond. Thu, 10/06/2022 - 09:10

Remember the Babies: The Need for Off-Label Pediatric Use of COVID-19 Vaccines

Bill of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is failing parents by preventing off-label use of our existing COVID-19 vaccines in the under-five set. Give us the vaccine to help protect our kids, shorten quarantines, and keep children in care they all clamor.

Google takes on COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

Mobi Health News

The tech giant is adding new searches for COVID-19 vaccines, new funds for fact-checking initiatives and efforts to remove misleading content.

CMS gives nursing homes a longer leash on staff COVID-19 vaccination requirements

Fierce Healthcare

CMS gives nursing homes a longer leash on staff COVID-19 vaccination requirements. dmuoio. Thu, 10/27/2022 - 16:55

U.S. International COVID-19 Vaccine Donations Tracker – Updated as of April 17

KFF

COVID-19 vaccine donation deliveries globally. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Health PolicyThis tracker will be updated regularly to provide data on U.S.

CMS extends COVID-19 vaccine deadline for health workers in 24 states

Healthcare Dive

New guidance from CMS sets different vaccine deadlines for healthcare workers in half the country, which could create confusion. Further complicating compliance is Texas' current shield from any deadline

Three Individuals Charged for Providing Fraudulent COVID-19 Vaccination Cards for Employment Purposes

Healthcare Compliance Blog

A mother and her two daughters have been charged for providing fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination cards to maintain and obtain employment at a New York nursing home. Vaccination is mandatory for nursing home employment in New York. Client Alerts client alerts COVID-19 Vaccination

Apple study finds temporary menstrual cycle changes linked to COVID-19 vaccination

Mobi Health News

The ongoing Apple Women's Health Study found a small and temporary increase in average menstrual cycle length associated with COVID-19 vaccination. Researchers noted there's no evidence the vaccine affects fertility

COVID-19 Vaccine Tech Tracking and Marketing – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 51

Healthcare IT Today

For the 51st episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about the COVID-19 Vaccine. Obviously, being a healthcare IT publication, we’re not going to dive into any of the clinical details of the vaccine.

Reclaiming Global Public Health

Bill of Health

By December 2020, the world had astonishingly powerful tools against COVID-19. New mRNA vaccines, underpinned by decades of public investment , had been authorized by global regulators. Finally, Congress failed to fund global vaccine assistance , turning its back on the world.

COVID-19, Patents, and Trade Secrets

Bill of Health

Has the worldwide distribution of COVID-19 vaccines been impacted by patent rights? Tran , senior associate at Milbank LA, argue that the story is much more complicated — making vaccines involves much more than waiving patents, they explain. How do COVID vaccines work?

Alaska telehealth bill would ban COVID-19 vaccine requirements

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A bill advanced out of the Alaska Senate this past week would expand access to telehealth throughout the state, but would also prohibit businesses, state agencies and local governments from requiring a COVID-19 vaccination to access public areas.

FDA delays review of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for young children in surprise shift

Healthcare Dive

The agency pushed back plans to expedite review of the shot in children under 5, seeking more data on a third dose. An advisory meeting scheduled for next week has been postponed as a result

10 rural states launch lawsuit against CMS' COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers

Fierce Healthcare

10 rural states launch lawsuit against CMS' COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers. dmuoio. Thu, 11/11/2021 - 12:57