Online ECHO Clinic | August 5, 2020

Presentation Titles: Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccine & Preparation for Influenza | Clinical Update

In this series of presentations, Dr. Jorge Mera, Director of Infectious Diseases for Cherokee Nation Health Services, shares clinical updates on COVID-19. Then, Dr. Thomas Weiser discusses considerations for preparing for a potential COVID-19 vaccine and updates on recent developments from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.


Presenter Bios

Thomas Weiser, MD, MPH, has been with Portland Area Indian Health Services since 1998, initially serving as an Indian Health Services Medical Officer in Whiteriver, Arizona from 1998-2005. He completed the CDC Epidemiology Intelligence Service from 2005-2007, assigned to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. In 2007, he began his new position assigned to the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center. Dr. Weiser is passionate about improving the quality of healthcare services, data access and data quality for American Indian and Alaska Native populations; human subjects protection; infectious disease epidemiology and surveillance.

Jorge Mera, MD, FACP, is the Director of Infectious Diseases for Cherokee Nation Health Service, the largest tribally operated health care system in the United States. He oversees surveillance, policies, and programs to treat and prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and HCV.

Presentation Slides

Clinical Update

ACIP Summary of COVID Vaccine Progress

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