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12/12/2020
Operation Warp Speed Briefing - December 12, 2020

On Saturday, December 12, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Defense (DoD) will hold a briefing with senior officials on Operation Warp Speed and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s authorization of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.

12/12/2020
Operation Warp Speed Briefing - December 12, 2020

On Saturday, December 12, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Defense (DoD) will hold a briefing with senior officials on Operation Warp Speed and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s authorization of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.

12/12/2020
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The FDA is holding a press conference on the first #COVID19 vaccine authorization. FDA Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn, M.D. and CBER Director Dr. Peter Marks are taking questions.

12/12/2020
General Gus Perna, Chief Operating Officer for Operation Warp Speed (OWS), explains the five key tenets behind the successful operation to rapidly develop, produce and distribute a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine to the American people. https://bit.ly/3maZhKz

General Gus Perna, Chief Operating Officer for Operation Warp Speed (OWS), explains the five key tenets behind the successful operation to rapidly develop, produce and distribute a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine to the American people. https://bit.ly/3maZhKz

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
12/12/2020

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Today, FDA issued the first emergency use authorization (EUA) for a vaccine for the prevention of #COVID19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 in individuals 16 years of age and older. The emergency use authorization allows the vaccine to be distributed in the U.S. https://bit.ly/3oLgCLO

12/12/2020
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The FDA is scheduled to hold a press conference on the first #COVID19 vaccine authorization on Saturday at 9 a.m. EST. FDA Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn, M.D. and CBER Director Dr. Peter Marks will be taking questions. Watch the live stream here.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
12/12/2020

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Today, FDA issued the first emergency use authorization (EUA) for a vaccine for the prevention of #COVID19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 in individuals 16 years of age and older. The emergency use authorization allows the vaccine to be distributed in the U.S. https://bit.ly/3oLgCLO

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use. Read the full announce...
12/12/2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use. Read the full announcement here: https://bit.ly/3nhN5sU

Is it the flu or COVID-19? Find out the differences from CDC to help keep yourself and others safe: https://bit.ly/2W79H...
12/11/2020

Is it the flu or COVID-19? Find out the differences from CDC to help keep yourself and others safe: https://bit.ly/2W79H32

12/10/2020

As we mark the start of Hanukkah tonight, we send our best wishes for a happy holiday.

Administration for Native Americans - ANA
12/10/2020

Administration for Native Americans - ANA

The Operation Lady Justice Task Force, including U.S. Department of Health and Human Services representative, Commissioner Jeannie Hovland of the Administration for Native Americans, a program office within the Administration for Children and Families - ACF released a status report detailing accomplishments during its first year and outlining its strategy for the next 12 months. #OperationLadyJustice is a federal team working to bring justice for our nation’s Missing and Murdered Native American populations. Together we can #EndMMNA. Read the report today to learn more about the accomplishments of the Task Force! https://buff.ly/2Lk4kLL

The CDC estimates two out of three pregnancy-related deaths are preventable. To take action, HHS recently announced new ...
12/10/2020

The CDC estimates two out of three pregnancy-related deaths are preventable. To take action, HHS recently announced new plans and a partnership with the March of Dimes to reduce maternal mortality in the U.S. Read about the steps being taken here:
https://bit.ly/3n5g5nz

If you’ve recovered from COVID-19, you can help those still fighting the virus. Find out more from CDC and see if you’re...
12/10/2020

If you’ve recovered from COVID-19, you can help those still fighting the virus. Find out more from CDC and see if you’re eligible to donate blood plasma: https://bit.ly/2K8Qonx

12/09/2020

LIVE: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Defense (DoD) will hold a briefing with senior officials on Operation Warp Speed and COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

12/09/2020

Understanding the ins and outs of pain management is critical to preventing opioid misuse. Find out more: https://bit.ly/3qME0KP.

Self-care is a vital step to becoming a happier and healthier you. Check out these simple ways to take care of yourself,...
12/08/2020

Self-care is a vital step to becoming a happier and healthier you. Check out these simple ways to take care of yourself, and discover more from the CDC: https://bit.ly/3lNBjEY.

12/07/2020
Five Things About Flu Vaccines

Getting a flu vaccine is especially important this year during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are five things you should know about flu vaccines – from how they work, to their safety and effectiveness. Learn more about flu vaccines at: https://bit.ly/39RdtWk

HHS and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will distribute $523 million in performance payments to over...
12/07/2020

HHS and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will distribute $523 million in performance payments to over 9,000 nursing homes who are working tirelessly to keep residents safe during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://bit.ly/3lOJAbz #HRSAgrants

Today is the LAST day to compare your Medicare plan choices and make changes for 2021. Review your coverage options at h...
12/07/2020

Today is the LAST day to compare your Medicare plan choices and make changes for 2021. Review your coverage options at https://go.cms.gov/37BPzvg. #MedicareOE

Today is the LAST day to compare your Medicare plan choices and make changes for 2021. Review your coverage options at https://go.cms.gov/37BPzvg. #MedicareOE

Help for your mental health is always available. Find the right resource for you from SAMHSA: https://bit.ly/2VP5UaE.
12/07/2020

Help for your mental health is always available. Find the right resource for you from SAMHSA: https://bit.ly/2VP5UaE.

Getting a flu vaccine this year is more important than ever. Not only can it help protect you and your loved ones, it al...
12/07/2020

Getting a flu vaccine this year is more important than ever. Not only can it help protect you and your loved ones, it also helps reduce the strain on hospitals and healthcare systems: https://bit.ly/37AR2Sw.

12/06/2020
“This is not something that will be with us forever.” Find out more from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Dr. Fauci as he talks about the coronavirus and the importance of vaccines. https://bit.ly/2VFk3Hs

“This is not something that will be with us forever.” Find out more from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Dr. Fauci as he talks about the coronavirus and the importance of vaccines. https://bit.ly/2VFk3Hs

A mask is one of the best ways to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Make sure you’re washing it correctly after every...
12/06/2020

A mask is one of the best ways to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Make sure you’re washing it correctly after every wear using tips from CDC: https://bit.ly/36EPsjh.

If you traveled for the holidays, it's not too late to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Self-quarantine and get test...
12/05/2020

If you traveled for the holidays, it's not too late to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Self-quarantine and get tested to help keep yourself and others safe. Get the facts on testing from the CDC:
https://bit.ly/2L0ut24

12/04/2020
3 Phases of Developing a New Vaccine

Wondering how a vaccine is developed and finalized? Learn about the three phases it must go through before being released to the public.

If you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 and no longer have symptoms, CDC has provided two new options for how long your quara...
12/04/2020

If you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 and no longer have symptoms, CDC has provided two new options for how long your quarantine should last. Find the updated guidance at https://bit.ly/37EcpSW and remember to continue to watch for symptoms, wear a mask, and social distance.

12/03/2020
HHS Releases Actions to Improve Maternal Health

LIVE: HHS releases an Action Plan to reduce maternal deaths and disparities that put women at risk prior to, during, and following pregnancy.

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams will also issue a complementary Call to Action to Improve Maternal Health outlining the critical roles everyone can play to improve maternal health.

12/03/2020
HHS Releases Actions to Improve Maternal Health

LIVE: HHS releases an Action Plan to reduce maternal deaths and disparities that put women at risk prior to, during, and following pregnancy.

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams will also issue a complementary Call to Action to Improve Maternal Health outlining the critical roles everyone can play to improve maternal health.

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