1. Any CDC, local health department, CCAOM or other agency updates?
US 24,876,261 confirmed cases 171,844 new cases in 24 hours 416,010 deaths 3,414 new deaths in 24 hours
TX 1,960,061 confirmed cases 9,731 new cases in 24 hours 34,322 deaths 208 new deaths in 24hours
Travis county 64,658 confirmed cases 681 deaths
-The following are the Central Texas hub providers receiving vaccine doses this week:
A+ Life Style Medical Group: 1,000 Moderna doses
BSW Medical Center Marble Falls: 975 Pfizer doses
Hill Country Memorial Hospital: 1,200 Pfizer doses
Hays County Health Department: 1,950 Pfizer doses
Austin Public Health: 12,000 Moderna doses
Dell Medical School: 1,950 Pfizer doses
Family Emergency Rooms Cedar Park: 8,000 Moderna doses
Below are the additional Central Texas providers receiving vaccine doses this week:
Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital: 200 Moderna doses
Christus Santa Rosa Hospital - San Marcos: 200 Moderna doses
CommUnityCare David Powell Clinic: 100 Moderna doses
DSHS Central Pharmacy Warehouse: 2,200 Moderna doses
Texas Department Of Public Safety: 100 Moderna doses
CommUnityCare - Del Valle: 100 Moderna doses
· For a full list of providers receiving the vaccine this week, visit the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) website. To find a provider near you, visit the vaccine availability map.
· The DSHS automatically allocates second doses to providers based on the number of doses they received, so if you have received your first dose, you should be able to return to the same provider to receive your second. According to the DSHS, Texas providers have administered more than 1.6 million doses of vaccine, with 1.37 million having received at least one dose and more than 228,000 fully vaccinated.
-Austin Public Health has provided 18,427 vaccines to the Austin and Travis County community as of Thursday. APH doesn’t have enough doses for everyone right now. They are asking for everyone to be patient with them. APH has received only 1% of the doses needed to vaccinate the community. There are 129,438 people in Austin-Travis County alone who are 65 and older, an age group qualified to get vaccinated right now.
-A Wall Street Journal article yesterday stated that the new Coronavirus variants complicate the battle against the pandemic. Mutations may delay a return to normal as faster spreading strains could make people sicker or render vaccines less effective. The emergence of new variants including the one the U.K. that British officials say could be more deadly than earlier versions signals a future I which health authorities re locked in a cat and mouse battle with a shape-shifting pathogen.
2. Updates on any action items:
3. Communication for our AOMA community? Any new issues?
- Reminder there will be what is called a Worklife Index survey to begin on Feb. 4. Each employee will receive the survey once every other week for 8 weeks. You’ll receive 6 questions and score each 1-5 so will take just a couple of minutes. We would love to have everyone participate!
4. Good news, positive experiences in last 24 hours
National Bubble Wrap Day – Last Monday of January
Saturday was National Integrative Medicine Day!