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Category: Current Issues

Current Health Issues

5.28.21 – CDC Publishes Clinical Considerations for Myocarditis and Pericarditis Following COVID-19 Vaccination

Since April 2021, cases of myocarditis and pericarditis have been reported in the United States after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna). CDC is aware of these reports, which are rare given the number of vaccine doses administered.  CDC published Clinical Considerations for myocarditis and pericarditis following COVID-19 vaccination. Additionally, resources for the public have been added to CDC’s […]

COVID-19 Vaccinations for Adolescent Patients

Dear Providers, The Anne Arundel County Department of Health would like to invite you and your practice to learn more about COVID vaccine availability for your patients. Vaccinating children is a critical component of the work you do every day. The Department of Health would like to make vaccines available to practices interested in incorporating COVID vaccination […]

3.30.21 – Half & Half Waiver Training on April 22. Register Today!

1-855-337-MACS (6227) www.marylandMACS.org MACSTraining@som.umaryland.edu Providers Clinical Support System Half & Half Waiver Training Buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:30 pm – 4:45 pm Christopher Welsh, MD Consultant, Maryland Addiction Consultation Service (MACS) Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine Learning Objectives: Review addiction treatment in […]

3.2.21 –Monoclonal Antibody Treatment for COVID-19

Health Care Provider Referral to Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Overview and Location Flier mAb Fact Sheet mAb Treatment for Older Adults Living in Nursing Homes CRISP eREFERRAL for Monoclonal Antibody Infusion (access the CRISP mAb eREFERRAL Starter Guide) Maryland Referral Form for Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Treatment Nursing Facility mAb Checklist Bamlanivimab EUA Letter of Authorization FDA FAQs on […]

3.1.21 – BUPE=HOPE Campaign Encourages Buprenorphine as an Alternative to Opioid Misuse

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health recently launched a BUPE=HOPE campaign that includes public announcement videos. The campaign aims to reduce the stigma and myths attached to medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD). The campaign targets county physicians who are treating patients for the misuse of heroin, fentanyl and other opioids. Buprenorphine “bupe,” a type […]

2.2.21 – COVID-19 Variant Virus Surveillance 

February 2, 2021 — The Maryland Department of Health has sent a letter to Maryland clinicians to request assistance with identifying specimens for genetic sequencing to surveil for SARS-CoV-2 variant strains.  As you know, Infections with the B.1.1.7 (emerged in the United Kingdom), B.1.351 (emerged in South Africa), and P.1 (emerged in Brazil) SARS-CoV-2 lineages […]