vaccine

American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living during COVID-19

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and assisted living communities across the country that provide care to approximately five million people each year, released the following statement in response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approving …continue reading

Seal of the Governor and photo of Gavin Newsom courtesy of the Office of the Governor of the State of California.

The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup today completed their concurrent and thorough review of the federal process and has confirmed the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is safe and efficacious. The Workgroup provided their confirmation to the Governors of California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington this morning. Washington, Oregon and Nevada joined …continue reading

featured graphic for Veterans Affairs during COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced a preliminary plan for distributing COVID-19 vaccinations it will implement once the Food and Drug Administration issues an emergency use authorization for a vaccine. VA has worked in close coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Operation …continue reading

featured graphic for the Food and Drug Administration during COVID-19

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first emergency use authorization (EUA) for a vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in individuals 16 years of age and older. The emergency use authorization allows the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 …continue reading

American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living during COVID-19

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and assisted living communities across the country that provide care to approximately five million people each year, released the following statement in response to the decision by the Advisory Committee on Immunization …continue reading

featured graphic for the US Department of Defense during COVID-19

Under the leadership of President Trump, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense (DOD), in support of Operation Warp Speed (OWS) announced today that McKesson Corporation will be a central distributor of future COVID-19 vaccines and related supplies needed to administer the pandemic vaccinations. …continue reading