TTS animation

The Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre recently released a short animation that describes thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome, called TTS. The animation defines the terminology, describes the difference between TTS and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT), and provides details about the timing, symptoms and diagnosis of TTS.

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CHOP PolicyLab school mask guidance

The PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia recently updated their guidance related to return to school. The guidance includes detailed discussions of the considerations for school officials as well as for individual families when it comes to masking, testing, and other mitigation strategies. Importantly, the updated guidance reflects the fact that this school year will be much different than last in that in-person learning can resume. The opportunity to vaccinate adults and older students has decreased the risk for everyone, particularly in highly immunized communities.

Also, as a reminder, the PolicyLab offers a county-level COVID-19 mapping tool, so you can see COVID-19 positivity rates.

COVID-19 chatbot

The International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC), based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, recently released a new tool for answering questions young people may have about COVID-19 vaccination. Vira, the Vax Chatbot, provides simple answers to common vaccine-related questions.

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