Vaccines

Talk to Patients About: Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) - 09/06/2021

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is the early warning system for vaccine safety in the U.S. While it’s important for identifying vaccine side effects, the data it collects can be misunderstood.


Update: HHS Unveils Plan for Third Shots of Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines - 08/20/2021

The federal government Wednesday announced a plan to offer booster shots for the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines beginning in about a month, subject to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “conducting an independent evaluation and determination of the safety and effectiveness” of those third shots.


DSHS Asks Vaccine Administrators to Prepare for COVID-19 Boosters - 08/19/2021

Following the federal government’s announcement of its plan to offer booster shots for the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is asking those who are providing those vaccines to review their inventories, and identify and contact patients “who fall within the suggested booster schedule.”


CDC Recommends Pfizer, Moderna Booster for Immunocompromised - 08/17/2021

If you have patients with moderately to severely compromised immune systems, and they received either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine series, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now recommending a third shot.