Online ECHO Clinic | July 16, 2020

Presentation Title: IHS COVID-19 Clinical Readiness and Patient Care

In this series of presentations, Dr. Jonathan Iralu, Chief Clinical Consultant for Infectious Diseases at IHS, gives a weekly clinical update on COVID-19. Then Dr. Thomas Weiser, Medical Epidemiologist for the Portland Area Indian Health Service, provides an update on IHS influenza vaccination coverage. Finally, Dr. Tara Jatlaoui, Adult Immunization Lead in the Immunization Services Division at CDC, discusses considerations for influenza vaccination in the age of COVID.


Presenter Bios

Jonathan Iralu, MD, FACP, is the Indian Health Service Chief Clinical Consultant for Infectious Diseases. He has a special interest in HIV, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted disease care in rural communities. His research has focused on undifferentiated febrile illness in the American Southwest and on rural HIV care delivery. Dr. Iralu has worked at the Gallup Indian Medical Center since 1994 and is an instructor at Harvard Medical School and Senior Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of Global Health Equity in Boston, Massachusetts.

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.

Tara Jatlaoui MD, MPH, FACOG, is a US Public Health Service Medical Officer, and the Adult Immunization Lead in the Immunization Services Division at CDC.

Presentation Slides

Clinical Update

Update on IHS Influenza Vaccination Coverage, IHS 2019-2020 Influenza Season

Considerations for Influenza Vaccination in the Age of COVID