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By Jonathan Nelson
As COVID-19 cases continued to climb to crisis levels across the state, state and public health officials gathered for a roundtable discussion in Austin on August 5. The takeaway message from all parties: We must get as many people vaccinated as possible to get the pandemic under control.
The Biden administration vaccinations coordinator, Bechara Choucair, MD, led the federal delegation as they met with DSHS representatives including commissioner John Hellerstedt, MD, and physician leaders from multiple physician associations including TAFP.more
Providers must obtain palivizumab vaccine for FFS patients through VDP
Providers prescribing palivizumab to fee-for-service Medicaid patients must now get the vaccine through the … more
By Lamia Kadir, M.D.
Brushy Creek Family Physicians
As summer vacation draws to an end, lunches, school buses, and homework will soon replace swimsuits, road trips, and television. For those family physicians who see pediatric patients, sports physicals and well child checks are aplenty. It is our responsibility to remind our patients and their parents of the importance of routine immunizations. As we all know, prevention of disease is essential for both patient health and control of medical costs.
The national vaccine immunization program is one of the most successful examples of effective preventive care in the U.S. Want some powerful examples? How about the marked decrease in cases of invasive haemophilus influenzae type b infection since the introduction of HIB conjugate vaccines in December 1987? The number of cases in children younger than five years of age declined by more than 99 percent by 2000. Here’s another: In 1979, the global eradication of smallpox was announced, one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine, made possible by the advent of the smallpox vaccine.more
Flu season arrives early this year
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the flu season has arrived earlier than usual, seeing a spike in cases over the last … more
TAFP advocates for physician inclusion in vaccine listing
Register your practice as a flu vaccine provider with HHS
Together with the Texas Medical Association, Texas Pediatric … more
Resources available on meningococcal vaccine requirements for entering college students
Before your adolescent patients head to college, they must be vaccinated against bacterial … more
Certain lots of Sanofi Pasteur H1N1 vaccine will expire Feb. 15
Vaccine manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur has announced that 50 lots of its monovalent 2009 (H1N1) vaccine in pre-filled … more
Get the lowest Sanofi Fluzone prices for 2010-2011 with Atlantic Health Partners
The Texas Academy of Family Physicians has partnered with Atlantic Health Partners to offer TAFP … more
Practice management consulting servicesTAFP has partnered with a practice management consultant, Bradley Reiner, to provide staff and members an experienced resource on practice … more
Save on back-to-school vaccines with purchasing program Atlantic Health Partners
Prepare for the peak back-to-school vaccine season with vaccine purchasing program Atlantic Health … more