Administration & Agency Updates

Recent Administration & Agency Updates

CDC Releases New Resource for Tribal Communities on COVID-19 Vaccines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new resource for Tribal communities entitled “What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines.” The document contains frequently asked questions for before and after receiving a COVID-19 Vaccine. Read the Resource. Click Here to find all of the CDC resources for Tribal communities.

CDC Issues First Set of Guidelines on How Fully Vaccinated People Can Visit Safely with Others

On Monday, March 8, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its first set of recommendations on activities that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume. The new guidance—which is based on the latest science — includes recommendations for how and when a fully vaccinated individual can visit with other people who are fully vaccinated and with other…

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

On February 27, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine and on February 28, Janssen’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine was unanimously recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Important information about the Janssen (J&J) vaccine: 66.1% effective in preventing moderate to severe COVID-19 infections 85.4% effective against severe or…

Indian Health Service issues letter on Allocation Decisions of CDC Funds

On February 2, 2021, the Indian Health Service (IHS) Acting Director sent a letter to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organizations to announce the allocation decisions for $210 million in new resources transferred from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the IHS. The funds are to support COVID-19 vaccine-related activities in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. They were authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental…

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