Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
Secretary Xavier Becerra swore in Dawn O'Connell as the newly appointed Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and Cheryl Campbell as the Assistant Secretary for Administration. Campbell had previously served in an acting role since March.
With this new tool, infusion sites can input data such as the number of infusion beds, number of staff, and scheduling policies. The output will provide helpful insights into areas of consideration such as staffing and space requirements.
Please join us in welcoming Dawn O’Connell as HHS’s fourth Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). Ms. O’Connell comes to ASPR following her work as the Senior Counselor to HHS Secy Becerra on COVID-19. As the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Ms. O’Connell looks forward to continuing ASPR’s mission and key priorities.
As some of these emergency state actions begin to expire, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wants to clarify use of the Prep Act to administer COVID-19 vaccines and ACIP recommended childhood vaccinations, irrespective to state laws or regulations.
ASPR has paused all distribution of bamlanivimab/etesevimab together and etesevimab alone on a national basis until further notice. In addition, FDA recommends that health care providers nationwide use alternative authorized monoclonal antibody therapies, REGEN-COV and sotrovimab, and not use bamlanivimab/etesevimab administered together at this time.
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