The COVID-19 pandemic required collaboration to address vaccine hesitancy in populations of color. CommonSpirit collaborated with a philanthropic organization and a technology company to increase access to COVID-19 vaccines.
In this edition of his 5-minute check-in, Dr. Thomas McGinn, EVP of Physician Enterprise, discusses the latest numbers in the "Quadrademic" (COVID-19, RSV, influenza and common cold), including the rise of the newest COVID variant.
Dr. McGinn talks with Nobel Peace Prize nominee and vaccine expert Dr. Peter Hotez about the new bivalent booster for COVID-19, outlook for the fall and winter, and the possibility of an annual vaccine in the future.
While COVID-19 rates may be flattening in some areas, physicians and APPs across America are seeing another crisis emerge: Avoided routine vaccinations as well as missed cancer screenings and annual check-ups.