COVID-19 Response with Dr. Lynn Fitzgibbons to First Responder 12/21/2020
COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A with Dr. Brewer and Dr. Ansorg 12/17/2020
VIDEO: VACCINE UPDATE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT 12/15/20
12.15.20 SBC Board of Supervisors Covid-19 Vaccine Updates
12.15.20 SBC Board of Supervisors Covid-19 Vaccine Updates Spanish
- 3900 Pfizer doses expected to arrive in the next few days
- 2 boxes will go to Cottage Hospital and 2 boxes to Marian Medical Center.
- 6600 doses of Moderna anticipated next week pending FDA Emergency Use Authorization.
- An additional 2925 Pfizer doses anticipated to arrive next week.
- All are first doses
- Waiting on guidance for the following phases of distribution.
VIDEO: VACCINE UPDATE Lynn Fitzgibbons, MD Infectious Disease Cottage Hospital 12.14.20
12.14.20 Covid Vaccine Update
12.14.20 Covid Vaccine Update Spanish
- Pfizer vaccine FDA approved for EUA.
- Rapid distribution underway across the country.
- First vaccinations will be distributed to frontline healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities.
- New technology MRNA.
- Discussion of data: efficacy and safety
VIDEO: VACCINE UPDATE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT 12/11/20
Santa Barbara County Public Health Jan Koegler, Vaccine Distribution
Santa Barbara County Public Health Jan Koegler, Vaccine Distribution – Spanish
- Moderna Inc. vaccine in FDA review. Approval anticipated in near future.
- Shipments of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine expected to begin week of December 14th and potentially Moderna in the following week.
- Anticipated: First shipment of 3900 (Pfizer-BioNTech) doses and 6600 (Moderna Inc.) following soon after.
- Santa Barbara County hospitals will receive and begin vaccinating staff over the next 2 weeks.
- Santa Barbara County is following the CDPH guidance for priority distribution of the vaccine.
- 1st tier of phase 1: (Dec) Hospital staff, residents and staff of assisted living, skilled nursing and other licensed care facilities serving vulnerable individuals.
- 1st tier of phase 1: (Early Jan) Emergency medical personnel, dialysis personnel
- Phase 2: Essential Workers, Law Enforcement, others – waiting on further direction from CDPH
The Importance of Vaccines
The novel coronavirus is a new and formidable foe. Right now, researchers and scientists, with the full support of the US government, are racing against the clock to develop a safe and efficacious vaccine against the virus and the disease it causes, #COVID19. Watch the video below, to learn what makes vaccines so important, and how history, science, experience, and ingenuity all point to the eventual development of one or more successful vaccines against the coronavirus.