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COVID-19 update: June 23, 2022

COVID-19 update: June 23, 2022

FDA authorizes Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines for children from 6 months of age

The FDA has authorized emergency use of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines for the prevention of COVID-19 to include use in children from 6 months of age. Read the release.

The latest data on organ donation and transplant in the U.S.

Find high-level data on transplants, deceased donors recovered, patients added to the waitlist and patients temporarily moved to inactive waitlist status.


Reminders

CDC releases infographic showing COVID-19 vaccination schedule recommendations for patients

  • CDC has released a new infographic showing vaccine schedules for most people and for those who are immunocompromised. See the infographic.

NIH updates vaccine guidance for potential organ donors

  • The National Institute of Health’s (NIH) COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel has added COVID-19 vaccination recommendations for potential organ and stem cell donors and for close contacts of transplant and cellular immunotherapy candidates and recipients. Read the latest recommendations from NIH.

FDA announcements

  • FDA expands Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine booster eligibility to children 5 through 11 years. Read the release.
  • FDA authorizes first nonprescription COVID-19 test that also detects flu and RSV. Read the release.
  • FDA limits use of Janssen COVID-19 vaccine to certain individuals 18 years of age or older. Read the key points of this update.
  • FDA revises committee meeting schedule to discuss COVID-19 vaccines. Read the new list of upcoming meetings.

Help your patients locate Evusheld therapy

  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services maintains a national map displaying public locations that have received shipments of COVID-19 therapeutics such as Evusheld, Molnupiravir and Bebtelovimab. These therapies require a prescription, and the locator is intended for provider use.

Resources

  • Update on COVID-19 in transplantation: from travel to treatment. The Transplant Center at Massachusetts General Hospital hosted a virtual event May 27, 2022, to share the latest updates on COVID-19 and transplantation. Watch recording.

Questions

  • For COVID-19 related policy and operational questions, email member.questions@unos.org
  • For information and updates about the status of in-person vs. virtual OPTN committee meetings, check the OPTN calendar of events.

Patient-friendly information for members to share

Scan this QR code to find COVID-19 resources for patients at TransplantLiving.org including:

QR code to Transplantliving.org

  • Frequently asked questions
  • Vaccine and treatment updates
  • Webinars
  • Spanish-language resources

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