San Antonio Medicine Magazine July Issue
The July edition on the COVID-19 update is out now. Read it here.
Update on Myocarditis and
Pericarditis Occurring After mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination
On June 23, 2021, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on
Immunization Practices (ACIP) held a meeting to review data on
myocarditis and pericarditis occurring after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination.
The conclusion from this nearly day-long meeting was that the
benefits of vaccination clearly outweigh the risks in every age
group. The CDC continues to recommend vaccination for ages 12 years
As with any adverse events, please report cases of
myocarditis and pericarditis following COVID-19 mRNA vaccination to
Adverse Events Reporting System
CDC Health Advisory
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the
Texas Department of State Health Services, and the Minnesota
Department of Health, with assistance from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC), are investigating three cases of
Burkholderia pseudomallei (melioidosis) infections. View full advisory.
Register for the TMA
For the first time in over a year, TMA's membership
will gather for the 2021 Fall Conference in person. In addition,
attendees can still participate remotely in the virtual portion of
the event. View event details.
Update: TMB Extends
Emergency Telemedicine Pain Script Waiver
The Texas Medical Board once again extended its
emergency waiver permitting telemedicine refills of certain
controlled substance prescriptions for pain patients, this time through July 31. Read More
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