Physicians: Do you or your staff still need the
first dose of COVID-19 vaccinations? BCMS is working with UT Health
to get all medical professionals vaccinated. Have each medical
staff person in your practice that still needs the first dose
vaccination complete this form
IMMEDIATELY! Please double check the spelling
of the email address and the accuracy of the phone number! This is
NOT for your patients or the public!
Everyone that submits their information will receive a return link
to self-schedule an appointment with UT Health. Be on the lookout
for the email invitation from UT_Health_DoNotReply@uthscsaedu.
For the latest information on vaccination opportunities in our
community visit the BCMS website Vaccinations for Physicians page.
Virtual First Tuesdays at the Capitol
Join TMA at noon on the first Tuesday of the month
(April and May 2021) for a virtual legislative update and trip to
the Capitol. TMA’s lobby team will outline issues important to
medicine and actions you can take now to make a difference. Registration
CDC COCA Call: What Every Clinician Should Know
about COVID-19 Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness and How to Address
Patient Questions and Concerns
On March 9th, a COCA call will be held to update
clinicians on COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness for the
Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, including data on COVID-19
vaccine safety in pregnancy. Clinicians will also get information
about the v-safe COVID-19 Pregnancy Registry, which collects
additional health information that helps CDC monitor the safety of
COVID-19 vaccines in people who are pregnant. Register here.
FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Third
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on
Saturday issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for a vaccine
manufactured by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Cos. of Johnson &
Johnson. The single-dose vaccine is the third to receive an EUA for
the prevention of COVID-19. Texas will receive an initial supply of
more than 200,000 doses, the Texas Department of State Health
Services said Friday. Continue reading.
Teenagers Who Vape Marijuana More Likely To Report
Wheezing Or Whistling Than Those Who Use E-Cigarettes Or Traditional
Cigarettes, Study Indicates
LaMotte) reports researchers found teenagers who vape marijuana
“are about twice as likely to report ‘wheezing or whistling’ in the
chest” compared to those who used e-cigarettes or smoked
traditional cigarettes. The findings were
published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. HealthDay (3/3)
also covers the study.
Learn How to Improve Maternal Health in Texas
Join Carla Ortique, MD, and the Women Physicians
Section for a free virtual event, Maternal Health Equity in Texas:
How Can We Get There?, from 6 to 7 pm (CT) Tuesday, March 9. Read more.
Free PPE Supplies
Need PPE for your practice? Let us help! Physician
practices in need of PPE, please click here to indicate your PPE
needs. Requests are filled as donated supplies are available.