Key Updates from the Health Center COVID-19 Survey (Week #49): The Pace of COVID-19 Vaccine Administration is Rapidly Increasing at Community Health Centers
During the week of March 11th, 2021, a year after the COVID-19 pandemic was declared, data reported from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA’s) weekly Health Center COVID-19 Survey indicate that the number of community health center patients tested for the COVID-19 virus the week of March 5th, 2021 (131,529) was down by about 210,000 from its peak of 341,149 in December 2020. Similarly, the number of health center patients with confirmed infection (10,311) that week was nearly 45,000 less than its peak recorded level (55,163) as of January 8th.
Community Health Centers Move to Frontline Providers of COVID-19 Immunization Services Under President Biden’s Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program
This Data Note describes a new initiative by the Biden Administration to allocate COVID-19 vaccine supplies directly to community health centers. It also presents updated information on the number of community health center staff members and patients who have received COVID-19 vaccine doses. This information is drawn from five weeks of data reported from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Health Center COVID-19 Survey.
The Trump Administration’s Deeply Flawed Assumptions That Underlie its Medicaid Compelled Work Experiments
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