Updated January 18, 2022: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, physicians are faced with many questions from their patients about vaccines, safety measures, risks of new variants, and the efficacy of new treatments.
Updated January 3, 2022: As the number of Delta and Omicron variant cases increases alarmingly across the United States, more individuals are considering vaccination against COVID-19. It is important for physicians to be prepared to answer questions from patients about the various vaccines—particularly since some patients remain hesitant about receiving the vaccination.
Updated December 30, 2021: Due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant into 39 states in just two weeks, the CDC issued a warning that healthcare providers should prepare for a potential “tidal wave” of infections in January. Medical offices must make preparation as the winter months approach—the peak season for respiratory illness.
Updated November 4, 2021: Although vaccinations are a routine procedure, physicians and staff should remain vigilant about patient safety considerations. Whether you’re seeing children for COVID-19 vaccinations or adults for travel abroad or general disease prevention, take time now to assess the vaccine administration protocol in your practice.