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COVID-19 Healthcare Digest | Episode 9

September 4, 2020

Prevention: Flu Immunization in the Era of COVID-19

Ute Burness | Director, Healthcare Consulting Practice | Mazars USA LLP
Kathy Neal | Director, Healthcare Consulting Practice | Mazars USA LLP


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American life has been fundamentally changed as a result of the COVID-19 virus, which caused a public health emergency to be declared January 31, 2020. Since then, concerts, parades, and baseball games have continued to be canceled. Countless people have found themselves jobless, uninsured, and struggling to afford housing and food. Many schools and colleges will hold few or no in-person classes this fall. The virus has left no state unscathed, but its impact has been wildly uneven. Three states, California, Florida, and Texas, have collectively had about a third of all cases in the US.

There has also been an impact to preventive services across the US. It is imperative that patients get their preventive services, but at this time he best advice is to use the rate of community transmission to guide decisions to reach out to patients for preventive care, which includes flu immunization as we enter the flu season this fall.​


Key Items Considered

  1. CURRENT STATUS OF PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY​
  2. PREVENTIVE CARE GAPS ​
  3. INFLUENZA PLANNING 2020-2021

 

 

Resources

 

 

Contact: Ute Burness | Email: Ute.Burness@MazarsUSA.com

Contact: Kathy Neal| Email: Kathy.Neal@MazarsUSA.com

 


 

Disclaimer: While this recording and its materials are up-to-date as of this time of this presentation, please be advised that due to the fluidity of the current national emergency, information is rapidly changing. Mazars does not represent or warrant that this information will always be up-to-date, complete, or accurate. Any representation or warranty that might be otherwise implied is expressly disclaimed. The information presented is not legal advice. You are advised to seek professional and/or legal advice, as appropriate, from competent professionals and/or counsel licensed in your jurisdiction.

 

 




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