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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

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CMA COVID-19 Resources

California Medical Association COVID-19 Resource Page (most comprehensive in the state)
https://www.cmadocs.org/covid-19

California Medical Association COVID-19 Survey
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CMA_COVID19_SURVEY

California Medical Association COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for Physician Practices
https://www.cmadocs.org/Portals/CMA/files/public/CMA%20COVID-19%20Vaccine%20Toolkit%20for%20Physician%20Practices.pdf

SCCMA COVID-19 Resources

A Message From SCCMA Immediate Past President, Seema Sidhu, MD

County-wide COVID-19 Testing and Plasma Donations

SCCMA COVID-19 Town Hall Recordings

COVID-19 VACCINE TOWN HALL RECORDING
December 22, 2020
COVID-19 TOWN-HALL RECORDING
May 13, 2021
Click Here For Handouts

COVID-19 Informative Webinars

How to Make Handmade Masks

Blue Wrap Mask — Medical Repurposing: How To Make a Mask From Blue Wrap With Video link
https://anest.ufl.edu/clinical-divisions/mask-alternative/

CDC — How to make a simple mask: Use of Cloth Face Coverings To Help Slow The Spread Of COVID-19
https://https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

DIY Masks: Answers To Your DIY Face Mask Questions, Including What Material You Should Use. Washington Post (April 9th, 2020)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/04/07/answers-your-diy-face-mask-questions-including-what-material-you-should-use/?arc404=true

How to sew surgical masks

How to make a face shield 

Face mask instructions from Providence St. Joseph Health 

Video — How to Sew A Fabric Mask With Link to Pattern
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=Xueb4VHqXQU&feature=emb_logo

Free COVID-19 Medical Journal Articles on SARS CoV-2

CDC COVID-19 Database and Journals 
https://www.cdc.gov/library/researchguides/2019novelcoronavirus/databasesjournals.html

Elsevier Databas of COVID-19 Related Articles 
https://www.elsevier.com/connect/coronavirus-information-center

JAMA Articles, COVID-19 News, Front Lines, Epidemiology, Clinical Management, Emergency Preparedness
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/pages/coronavirus-alert

Lancet COVID-19 Resource Centre
https://www.thelancet.com/coronavirus?dgcid=kr_pop-up_tlcoronavirus20

New England Journal of Medicine COVID-19
https://projects.sfchronicle.com/2020/coronavirus-map/

COVID-19 Clinical Trials

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Clinical Trials
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/therapeutic-options.html

COVID-19 News and Updates

COVID-19 Tracking


Latest COVID-19 News from CMA

Medi-Cal now covering Merck's commercial COVID-19 antiviral Lagevrio

Friday, December 22, 2023

DHCS recently announced that Merck’s new commercial Lagevrio (molnupiravir) COVID-19 anti-viral drug is now a covered Medi-Cal Rx benefit.

Los Angeles psychiatrist George Fouras, M.D., elected vice speaker of the CMA House of Delegates

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Los Angeles psychiatrist George Fouras, M.D., was newly elected as vice speaker of the California Medical Association (CMA) House of Delegates at the association’s annual meeting this past weekend. He will join Speaker Jack Chou, M.D. , on the dais to lead delegates as they shepherd resolutions into successful policy.

DHCS system issue caused erroneous denials of four COVID-19 vaccine admin codes

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

CMA has been made aware of a DHCS system issue that caused erroneous denials for four COVID-19 vaccine administration codes approved for use on April 18, 2023.  The system issue affected all claims submitted with these four codes. DHCS updated its system at the end of September 2023 and advised that an Erroneous Payment Correction (EPC) will be implemented to automatically reprocess the claims that erroneously denied with RAD Code 0037. CMA is waiting to hear back from DHCS on the timing o...

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