Coronavirus News Roundup: Moderna Vaccine Appears Safe and Effective in Adolescents, Community Pharmacies With Health Mart Hit 1 Million Vaccine Doses

Here’s a roundup of the latest coronavirus-related news.

With all Americans 12 years and older able to get vaccinated for COVID-19 and the CDC releasing recent changes to guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals, it’s more important than ever to stay up-to-date on COVID-19 headlines.

Here’s a roundup of the latest coronavirus-related news.

Community Pharmacies with Health Mart, Health Mart Atlas Administer 1 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

This week, 1370 community pharmacies affiliated with Health Mart and Health Mart Atlas have collectively administered 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses.

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Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Appears Effective and Safe in Adolescents

The company has publicized data from the TeenCOVE study of the vaccine along with plans to seek authorization in the coming weeks.

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ACOG Advisory Offers Guidance for COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnant and Lactating Patients

The Practice Advisory, developed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), offers an overview of the latest guidance for COVID-19 vaccination in pregnant and lactating patients.

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Want to Convince A Patient to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine? Talk To Them About Rubella

Contemporary Pediatrics® recently talked to Dr Jeffrey Kahn, chief of Infectious Diseases at Children's Health and professor at UT Southwestern about the children's vaccine for COVID-19, the importance of pediatricians, and why the plan to get children vaccinated now should follow the rubella strategy.

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Another COVID Inequity: Pandemic-related Decline in Mammography Not Evenly Distributed

Results reported today in JAMA Network Open show that the pandemic-related decline in screening mammograms was steeper among Hispanic, American Indian-Alaska Native and Black women than among white women. The investigators reporting the results say the findings suggest yet another healthcare inequity in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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