Coronavirus Update for Thursday, December 17

The following is the latest COVID-19 information from the federal government as 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 17.

CDC Webinar on Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Vaccines

  • The CDC will hold a clinical outreach and communication activity webinar on Friday, December 18 at 2:00 (eastern) to give clinicians an overview of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.  Clinicians will learn about vaccine characteristics and administration, vaccinating special populations, and contraindications.  They will also get answers to a number of clinical questions CDC has received about these new vaccines.  Go here for further information about the webinar and to register to participate.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Calls 

CMS hosts recurring stakeholder engagement sessions to share information about the agency’s response to COVID-19.  These sessions are open to members of the health care community and are intended to provide updates, share best practices among peers, and offer participants an opportunity to ask questions of CMS and other subject matter experts.

COVID-19 Office Hours Call

Tuesday, December 22 at 5:00 (eastern)

Toll Free Dial In:  833-614-0820; Access Passcode:  3968359

Audio Webcast link:  go here.

Conference lines are limited so CMS encourages interested parties to join via audio webcast.

To listen to the audio files and read the transcripts for past stakeholder calls, go here.

Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention