Since COVID-19 vaccine distribution began in December 2020, millions of people across the United States have been vaccinated. Still, a large percentage of people remain unvaccinated, which creates challenges for employers who view the COVID-19 vaccine as a key protective measure for maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.
Vaccines have been rolling out, but COVID-19 is still a threat. As industrial facilities push through what is hopefully the final stretch of the pandemic, they need to remain cautious. It’s perhaps more crucial than ever to minimize worker exposure to COVID-19.
Congress’ bid to cut billions from public health funding is raising the ire of the American Public Health Association (APHA), which is accusing the House of robbing “Peter to pay Paul” in its latest spending proposal.
The Prevention and Public Health Fund – which makes up 12 percent of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s budget -- would lose nearly $3 billion under the latest budget proposal by the House.
If it seems like everybody you know has or has had the flu recently, you’re not too far wrong. The CDC confirms that flu activity is currently widespread in most of the U.S.
Flu viruses are constantly changing so it’s not unusual for new flu viruses to appear each year, which keeps the CDC busy trying to anticipate the types of vaccinations that will be needed and make sure they are in sufficient supply.
6,000 health and other frontline workers will receive the vaccine
April 15, 2015
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the Sierra Leone College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS) and the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS), is now enrolling and vaccinating volunteers for the Sierra Leone Trial to Introduce a Vaccine against Ebola (STRIVE).
As we enter another influenza season, one question continues to vex medical and public health professionals: How do you stop people from catching the flu? The best way to prevent the flu is by getting an influenza vaccine every year. However, in the event of a large-scale influenza outbreak of a new virus strain or a pandemic, when influenza vaccine may not be promptly available, we will see tremendous demands on the health care system and its workers.