Coronavirus

About Coronavirus

As California’s hospitals continue their life-saving work during the COVID-19 pandemic, the hospital associations continue to advocate on behalf of hospitals and their patients, in addition to offering these tools and resources:

FDA Panel Endorses Limited Use of Pfizer Booster Shot

On Sept. 17, a key advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a limited endorsement of Pfizer vaccine boosters. The FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted unanimously to endorse a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination for two categories of people: those 65 and older, and those […]

CDPH Vaccine Capacity Survey Due to CDPH on Sept. 21

Hospitals and health systems participating in the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) COVID-19 Vaccination Program should have received a letter from Tomas Aragon, MD, DrPH, director and state public health officer, outlining CDPH’s need to prepare for the increased vaccine demand volume for COVID-19 boosters and likely expansion of initial vaccines to include children […]

Webinar Will Detail Updates to the Provider Relief Fund

On Sept. 10, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it will make available $25.5 billion in additional COVID-19 Provider Relief Funds. To detail the updates to the fund, CHA will host a complimentary, members-only webinar on Sept. 27 from 9 to 10 a.m. (PT). 

HHS Announces Changes to Monoclonal Antibody Distribution

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that the ordering process for monoclonal antibody drugs has transitioned from the direct ordering process to a state-coordinated distribution system, similar to the process previously used from November 2020 to February 2021.