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Statement Following CDC ACIP Meeting from Nation’s Leading Doctors, Nurses and Public Health Leaders on Benefits of COVID-19 Vaccination

June 24, 2021

6-23-2021 The following statement has been co-signed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American College of Physicians (ACP), American Heart Association, American Hospital Association (AHA), American…

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Masks still required for fully vaccinated people in health care settings and more.

May 24, 2021

CDC Mask Guidance On May 13, Washington adopted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) masking guidance allowing individuals who have been fully vaccinated to no longer wear a mask in most settings. However, masks will still be required for all individuals in: • Health care setting like hospitals, long-term care facilities, and doctor’s…

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Everyone 12 and older now eligible for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

May 14, 2021

5-12-21 Washington State Department of Health News Release Monday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) amendment to expand the Pfizer vaccine to people 12 years and older. Tonight, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup voted to recommend the vaccine for immediate…

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Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine now available at NEW Health Chewelah Medical

May 4, 2021

For NEW Health patients interested in receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, it is now available at our Chewelah Medical Clinic only at this time. We are continuing to offer the Moderna vaccine at our Chewelah, Colville and Lake Spokane Medical Clinics. To schedule your vaccine please contact us at: Chewelah Medical Clinic 509-935-8424…

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New mask guidelines from the CDC for those fully vaccinated

April 28, 2021

If you’ve been fully vaccinated: You can gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart. You can gather indoors with unvaccinated people of any age from one other household (for example, visiting with relatives who all live together) without masks or staying 6 feet apart, unless any of…

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FDA and CDC Lift Recommended Pause on Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine Use Following Thorough Safety Review

April 26, 2021

CDC Newsroom Release April 23, 2021 Following a thorough safety review, including two meetings of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have determined that the recommended pause regarding the use of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine in…

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NEW Health is now scheduling Moderna vaccine for all persons 18 and older.

April 15, 2021

Starting April 15th those now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine include all persons 16 years of age and older. No additional eligibility requirements need to be proven other than age. At NEW Health we are currently receiving only the Moderna vaccine which is approved for those 18 years of age and older. Vaccine appointments…

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Johnson & Johnson vaccine for COVID-19 put on pause

April 14, 2021

4-13-2021 Statement on Pausing J & J Vaccine The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) will pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson (J & J) vaccine statewide starting immediately, following the guidance of the FDA/CDC. Use of that vaccine will be put on hold until we receive further recommendations from our federal partners…

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CDC releases updated travel guidance for fully vaccinated people

April 2, 2021

4-2-21 Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its travel guidance for fully vaccinated people to reflect the latest evidence and science. Given recent studies evaluating the real-world effects of vaccination, CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people can travel at low risk to themselves. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks…

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More people become eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

March 31, 2021

3-31-21 Vaccine eligibility expands to included Phase 1B Tiers 3 & 4. Those now eligible include: People 16 years or older with two or more co-morbidities or underlying conditions Those who are age 60 and older Staff and volunteers in certain congregate living settings: correctional facilities, group homes for people with disabilities, settings where people…

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