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COVID-19 Update | March 19, 2021
Important Highlights
Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections During the Early Months of 2020, National Healthcare Safety Network (ICHE)
Patel, P., Weiner-Lastinger, L., Dudeck, M., Fike, L., Kuhar, D., Edwards, J., Pollock, D., Benin, A. 1-8. doi:10.1017/ice.2021.108 (2021).
Technical Guidance, Standards and Resources
Variants
Vaccines
  • 38 total questions, including new questions on variants, allergies, and fertility 
  • Animated videos explaining common side effects and the speed of development of COVID-19 vaccines
  • An interactive state map providing state public health department website information on vaccine availability and distribution 
  • Updated sharing toolkit with ready-made posts, branded solely with COVID Vaccine Facts logos
  • New partnering page displaying partner organization information and upcoming events.
 
Vaccine Monitoring
MMWRs
Infection Prevention and Control
Special Settings and Populations 
Clinical Care
Revised Monoclonal Antibody Fact Sheets re: SARS-CoV-2 Variants (FDA)
Testing and Cases
 
Communication Resources
Payment and Reimbursement Policy
Research
Information for Patients, Visitors, and the General Public
Event Announcements
American Hospital Association (AHA) Living Learning Network (LLN) Open House: Optimizing Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccines
Thurs., Mar. 25, 1:00-2:00 PM EDT
REGISTER 
During this one-hour event, hospitals and health systems will hear from and communicate with UCLA Health on successful strategies, creative solutions, and lessons learned around optimizing equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.
News Highlights
Federal Policy Updates
Hearing: Leading the Way Forward: Biden Administration Actions to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations (House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation)
SHEA Education and Events
New this week:
  1. Podcast: Long-Term Care Post-Vaccination
  2. Town Hall Round 44 
    Sunday, March 28, 2021 | 3:00 pm ET 
    REGISTER HERE or watch live on Facebook
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