Join us for free CME! Let’s stay primed, as part of our Hep Free 2030 elimination strategy, we are partnering with Prime Educiton to provide free hepatitis CME for healthcare providers through 2021. Register for our first virtual session with Dr. Naoky Tsai!
The Road to HBV Elimination in Hawaii:
Transforming Real-World Insights into Actionable Goals
Please join us for this upcoming webinar featuring Lee Buenconsejo-Lum, MD, FAAFP, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and RonaldBalajadia, MS, Immunization Branch Chief, Hawaii State Department of Health, as they discuss the new school immunization requirements to be implemented in Hawaii this fall.
COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2 emerged in late 2019 from Wuhan, China. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. The virus has spread to 178 countries across the globe.
COVID-19 spreads via droplet transmission. To learn about how COVID-19 is spread click here.
To reduce your risk of infection, wash your hands with soap and hot water for 20 seconds. If traditional hand-washing is not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. If you feel sick, stay home. For additional information, and if you have questions about whether or not it is appropriate to wear a face mask click here.
Symptoms of COVID-19 appear 2-14 days after exposure. Primary symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Certain individuals, such as those over 65 or with underlying health conditions are at higher risk for severe illness. To see if this is you or someone you love click here. There are warning signs to indicate you may need to go to the doctor. Please consult your medical provider for any symptoms that are severe of concerning.
The number of cases throughout the country is changing rapidly. To see real-time tracking of cases and fatalities throughout the world click here. For information pertaining directly to Hawaii click here. Currently, Governor Ige has issued a stay-at-home, work-from home order to fight COVID-19. To stay informed on the most up-to-date information, sign up here for daily updates from the Hawaii Department of Health or visit the Hawaii Department of Health website.
There is currently no defined treatment or vaccine for COVID-19. However, many vaccine candidates are in the pipeline for human trials and potential approval. Moderna is the first vaccine candidate to be approved to move into human trials. The candidate is currently in a Phase 1, open-label, dose-ranging clinical trial of 45 healthy participants between 18-55 years old.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): click here.