Should Clinicians Be Required to Get COVID-19 Vaccines? Should Clinicians Be Required to Get COVID-19 Vaccines?
Some healthcare workers are required to get annual influenza vaccines. Should there be a similar mandate for COVID-19 vaccination?Medscape Reader Polls
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As America ’s biopharmaceutical companies work around the clock to combat COVID-19, another virus with deadly consequences is right around the corner. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to more than 7.5 million infections and tragically more than210,000 deaths. The influenza virus, more commonly known as the flu, is starting to circulate in the U.S. This year, already-strained health systems across the U.S. are preparing for a double whammy: flu season compounded by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
While the world awaits a proven COVID-19 vaccine, medical experts are turning their attention to a shot that’s long been a key component in the public health toolbox: the flu vaccine. Experts hope this year’s flu shot can help prevent an influenza epidemic paired with another wave of coronavirus, which could overwhelm hospitals and lead to general confusion, given that it can be difficult to tell a COVID-19 infection from a case of the flu. This flu season is also something of a dress rehearsal for the eventual rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine amid the ongoing pandemic, allowing doctors, nurses and pharmacists a c...
"Pediatric vaccination will be an important component to mitigating a dual influenza/COVID-19 epidemic."Medscape Medical News
Editor's Summary by Howard Bauchner, MD, Editor in Chief of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the October 6, 2020 issue
(American College of Cardiology) Seasonal influenza vaccine development and mass production, as well as three international influenza vaccine cardiovascular outcomes trials currently underway, may inform future efforts targeted at developing and evaluating vaccine strategies for COVID-19, according to a state-of-the-art review in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Authors of the paper also evaluated whether existing flu trial networks could offer primary and secondary prevention strategies for patients with cardiovascular disease at risk of complications from COVID-19.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced multiple new threats for physical and mental health. The novel coronavirus itself continues to infect more than 30,000 Americans as we enter the influenza season. The pandemic, economic devastation, and racial reckoning have led to a tripling of emotional distress. Essential preventive services such as cancer screenings, childhood vaccination, maintenance visits for […]Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2020 -- Despite a potential looming " twindemic " of influenza and COVID-19, about 2 in 5 U.S. adults do not plan to get a flu shot, a new survey shows. Only 59% of adults surveyed said they will get the influenza vaccine during the...
An influenza epidemic alongside the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic -- it's the "twindemic" that health officials are trying to avoid. Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic vaccine expert, explains why getting a flu vaccination is so important. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/RnxmIRevkZE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0:59) is in the downloads at the end of this [...]