|GNYHA Releases Vaccine Health Education Toolkit
Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) posted a Vaccine Community and Patient Health Education Toolkit on its website as a “one-stop-shop” for vaccine-related health educational material on the importance of vaccines. The material—compiled from the World Health Organization and Federal, state, and local public health agencies—includes flyers and handouts, some of which can used as posters. The Toolkit includes sections dedicated to the flu vaccine and vaccine safety, and on children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. The Toolkit includes information in multiple languages to support hospital and health system efforts to highlight the importance of vaccines for the diverse array of communities and patients they serve.GNYHA will continue to update and expand this “one-stop shop” resource. Please contact Amy Osorio or Valerie Tsai with any questions.New York, New Jersey Release COVID-19 Exposure Notification Apps
New York and New Jersey have launched new smartphone COVID-19 Alert apps that notify users when they are in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The apps—voluntary, anonymous, exposure-notification systems—will alert users to potential exposure so they can self-quarantine immediately, get tested, and reduce the risk that others will be exposed. The free mobile apps are available to anyone age 18 or older who lives, works, or attends college in New York or New Jersey.Additional information about the COVID Alert NY app—which is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Bengali, Korean, Russian, and Haitian Creole—can be found here. Information about the COVID Alert NJ app can be found here. Pennsylvania and Delaware also offer COVID-19-related smartphone apps, and Connecticut will launch one soon. All COVID-19 smartphone apps are available in the App Store or the Google Play Store.