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CDC tells states: Be ready to distribute vaccines on Nov. 1

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Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

Well I sure hope my name is off of McKessons Flu vaccine delivery slip at prior employer.... got call last year at home I had delivery after I had changed positions and no longer responsible for vaccine distribution.

Red Flags Flying....

The new letter says HHS and CDC “are rapidly making preparations to implement large-scale distribution of Covid-19 vaccines in the fall of 2020,”  Karen

SF Gate 9/3/20

CDC tells states: Be ready to distribute vaccines on Nov. 1

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The federal government has told states to prepare for a coronavirus vaccine to be ready to distribute by Nov. 1.

The timeline raised concern among public health experts about an “October surprise" — a vaccine approval driven by political considerations ahead of a presidential election, rather than science.

In a letter to governors dated Aug. 27, Robert Redfield, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said states “in the near future” will receive permit applications from McKesson Corp., which has contracted with CDC to distribute vaccines to places including state and local health departments and hospitals.

“CDC urgently requests your assistance in expediting applications for these distribution facilities and, if necessary, asks that you consider waiving requirements that would prevent these facilities from becoming fully operational by November 1, 2020,” Redfield wrote....

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/CDC-tells-states-Be-ready-to-distribute-vaccines-15538602.php

 

Forbes:

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...CDC Director Robert Redfield instructed all states and territories, as well as five major cities (New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Houston and San Antonio) to remove barriers impeding the construction of vaccine distribution sites, according to an August 27 letter obtained by news outlets Wednesday. 

On the same day Redfield sent this warning to states, Trump announced to Americans during his speech at the Republican National Convention that his administration would have a vaccine ready by the end of the year. 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jemimamcevoy/2020/09/02/CDC-tells-states-to-prepare-for-coronavirus-vaccine-by-nov-1---though-doubts-remain/#465b3b9ceaec

 

 

lifelearningrn, BSN, RN

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 7 years experience.

I am generally provaccine, but I will not be in line for a vaccine in November. There is simply no way it can be proven safe and/or even effective that quickly. Nope.

On 9/3/2020 at 3:41 AM, NRSKarenRN said:

Well I sure hope my name is off of McKessons Flu vaccine delivery slip at prior employer.... got call last year at home I had delivery after I had changed positions and no longer responsible for vaccine distribution.

Red Flags Flying....

The new letter says HHS and CDC “are rapidly making preparations to implement large-scale distribution of Covid-19 vaccines in the fall of 2020,”  Karen

SF Gate 9/3/20

CDC tells states: Be ready to distribute vaccines on Nov. 1

 

Forbes:

 

Well, I don't know if I will volunteer for it. If it is mandatory I will have no choice but accept it. 

Interesting that they warn states to "get ready". What do they mean by that? National Guard making sure we are getting vaccinated?

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NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

Philadelphia's major industry is healthcare; Tasked with developing distribution model for COVID vaccine.  I've known of CHOP-Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center created by Dr . Paul Offit ~ 20 yrs ago, so expect them to be involved. Karen

https://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center

 

Philadelphia Inquirer   8/14/20

Distributing a COVID-19 vaccine will be a logistical nightmare. Philly’s going to help solve it

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Federal health officials are turning to Philadelphia to help devise a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan that could be a model for cities nationwide.

The city, along with four states — California, North Dakota, Florida, and Minnesota — has until Oct. 1 to submit distribution plans to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with logistics for vaccine delivery, data sharing, metrics for effectiveness, and prioritizing who gets the vaccine. The city received a letter from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Aug. 4 informing officials of Philadelphia’s inclusion in the distribution pilot program. City health officials said they have already started working on plans....

...Federal authorities want Philadelphia to include in its planning agencies and professional organizations that will be a part of the distribution process. A key task is determining who should be the highest priority to receive the early doses of the vaccine, how to contact them, and identifying which communities are particularly vulnerable to the virus....

https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/vaccine-covid-philadelphia-CDC-distribution-doses-20200814.html

 

 

BostonFNP, APRN

Specializes in Adult Internal Medicine. Has 10 years experience.

On 9/3/2020 at 3:22 PM, lifelearningrn said:

I am generally provaccine, but I will not be in line for a vaccine in November. There is simply no way it can be proven safe and/or even effective that quickly. Nope.

I have been having this discussion quite a bit with patients and the local school medical advisory board. I am deeply concerned about political influence in the approval process, as I think most of us are, but I will withhold my judgement until we see what the data shows. 

That being said, I think we (as nurses/hcp's) need to be careful regarding our messaging on this, especially when we are already faced with an anti-vaccine crisis. There is a difference between being concerned and critically evaluating the study data and making a preconceived decision on it; from my conversations with laypersons, this seems to get lost in the translation and when they hear that a nurse is concerned about the political process around the vaccine they are deciding ahead of time not to even consider the vaccine down the road. 

We've seen in the news just yesterday that AZ paused their trial due to a mystery illness in a subject; so that is some evidence that things are happening as they should.

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

3 hours ago, BostonFNP said:

We've seen in the news just yesterday that AZ paused their trial due to a mystery illness in a subject; so that is some evidence that things are happening as they should. 

Bloomberg News reported today:

AstraZeneca Study Halted After Spinal-Cord Issue, NIH Chief Says

U.S. National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins told a Senate committee Wednesday that AstraZeneca Plc’s closely watched Covid-19 vaccine trial had been halted due to a “spinal cord problem.” ...

...Appearing before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, Collins said that the severe adverse event in question was transverse myelitis, a neurological disorder that causes inflammation of the spinal cord. If AstraZeneca’s review finds the adverse event is related to the vaccine, all the doses already manufactured will be thrown away, Collins said....

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-09/astrazeneca-study-halted-after-spinal-cord-issue-nih-chief-says

subee, MSN, CRNA

Specializes in CRNA, Finally retired. Has 49 years experience.

Worked with a nurse who had Guillain-Barre from the H1N1 vaccine in the 80's.  She was in the hospital for months and wasted away from being on a vent for so long.  I believe that Trump has threatened the CDC with further money cuts if they don't conform to meeting the requirements he needs to get re-elected.  I will sit this vaccine out for 6 months and let history unfold a bit.  However, I realize that this is a luxury for me because I am retired and can stay home.  I'd be terrible conflicted if I were still working.

FolksBtrippin, BSN, RN

Specializes in Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Community, Nurse Manager. Has 5 years experience.

What the *** does "Get Ready" mean?

RiverRat788

Specializes in Oceanfront Living. Has 45 years experience.

4 hours ago, FolksBtrippin said:

What the *** does "Get Ready" mean?

One of my very favorite songs from way back in the day!

  1. As an RN who is not actively working as a nurse now....can effectively state " NOPE NOPE NOPE"  never ever took the flu vaccine in the over 35 years I worked as a Geriatric nurse............. I .just got the flu, fought it off and that was all. and what does GET READY mean? Not forced innoculations cause this won't be good a good thing at all....