Virtual Town Hall - The Impact of COVID-19 on Immunization Services: Experts in Public Health and Primary Care Respond from the Field

Virtual Town Hall - The Impact of COVID-19 on Immunization Services: Experts in Public Health and Primary Care Respond from the Field

Jun 10 2020

PRESENTERS

  • Edwin Asturias, MD – Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Bernadette Albanese, MD, MPH – Medical Epidemiologist, Tri-County Health Department
  • Shen Nagel, MD – Pediatrician, Community Physician

OVERVIEW

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has led to the disruption of many services, including the administration of routine health care services and immunizations. On June 10, Immunize Colorado hosted a town hall during which public health experts on the front lines discussed the impact of COVID-19 on immunization services in the state and associated challenges and considerations. At this virtual meeting town hall, presenters discussed:

  • COVID-19 disease and public health and clinical considerations
  • Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on immunization services, including the impact on public health capacity and resources, and associated challenges and opportunities
  • Interim guidelines for immunization and strategies for immunization outreach and messaging
  • Considerations for providing primary care services during the pandemic, implementing new routine vaccination guidelines in office settings, and communicating with parents

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