PFIZER AND BIONTECH TO PROVIDE 500 MILLION DOSES OF COVID-19 VACCINE TO U.S. GOVERNMENT FOR DONATION TO POOREST NATIONS

  • U.S. government to purchase at not-for-profit price 200 million doses in 2021 and 300 million in the first half of 2022
  • Doses to be donated to approximately 100 low- and lower middle-income countries including those in the African Union via the COVAX Facility
  • Effort is part of the companies’ recent pledge of two billion doses to ensure global equitable access to the vaccine

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Johnson & Johnson Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 3 Data Published in New England Journal of Medicine

  • Single-dose vaccine prevented hospitalization and death across all study participants, 28 days after vaccination
  • Vaccine shown to be effective against severe/critical COVID-19 disease as early as seven days after vaccination, with efficacy continuing to increase eight weeks post-vaccination
  • Vaccine also shown to be consistently effective against symptomatic infection, including in South Africa and Brazil where there was a high prevalence of rapidly emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants

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Vaccine Navigators Available to Assist Medicaid Members with Appointment and Transportation Scheduling 

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), in partnership with Crisis Response Network, announces a new COVID-19 appointment and transportation navigation program for Medicaid members. Now, Medicaid members who need assistance scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, as well as transportation to and from that appointment, can call 1-844-542-8201, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.Continue reading