Decision tree now available for COVID vaccines

Today we have uploaded a decision tree provided by the Kentucky Department for Public Health under the “Clinical” section of Guidelines and Documents. This is a concise place for clinicians to review the latest dosing guidelines and manufacturer options for COVID-19 vaccines. This COVID Vaccine Decision Tree reflects new COVID-19 vaccination recommendations made by the… Read More

Moderna and Pfizer request FDA authorization of second booster

Yesterday, Moderna filed an application with the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization of a second booster dose of its mRNA vaccine. Unlike the application filed earlier by Pfizer, the Moderna application seeks approval for a second booster dose that would be available to adults 18 and older. On March 15, Pfizer and… Read More

COVID vaccination during pregnancy protects infants

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study shows that two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID vaccine administered during pregnancy might help prevent hospitalization of infants due to COVID in the first six months after birth (61% less likely to be hospitalized). Additionally, 84% of hospitalized infants and 88% of those admitted to… Read More

Next CMS vaccination deadline is March 15

Those who have received only one dose of a two-dose series AND those who have a pending request for exemption should be aware of the next CMS vaccination mandate deadline – 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, March 15 – by which time you: Must have received the second dose and uploaded documentation to UK Health Corps Self-Report, OR  Have… Read More

Upload COVID booster documentation through self-report tool

UK HealthCare is required to track all COVID vaccination information for health care workers. As of Feb. 12, all faculty, staff, students and volunteers are required to upload any additional COVID vaccinations received (boosters) to the UK Health Corps Self-Report Tool. UK employees who have received their COVID-19 booster are eligible to enter to win $500 cash!… Read More

Moderna vaccine given full FDA approval

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the vaccine known as Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. It will be marketed as Spikevax for the prevention of COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older. The agency emphasized: It meets its rigorous standards for safety, effectiveness and manufacturing quality required for approval. It has been… Read More

CMS vaccine mandate deadlines

A legal challenge to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services vaccine mandate for health care workers resulted in a federal injunction in December. Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court lifted that injunction, allowing for the vaccination mandate to proceed. New CMS deadlines for the vaccination mandate are as follows: First dose or exemption request… Read More

Preliminary injunction issued against CMS vaccine mandate

Last night, a federal court based in Louisiana issued a preliminary nationwide injunction against the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) vaccination requirement for health care workers. The court’s preliminary injunction indicates that “the matter will ultimately be decided by a higher court than this one.” In light of this development, we are adjusting… Read More