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Vaccine Research

Latest Updates on Vaccine Availability and Distribution

CDC: What to Expect After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
Helpful tips from the Centers for Disease Control regarding how to treat normal side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine and when to call a doctor if those side effects become worrying.

Message to GMR Team Members from Ted Van Horne and Dr. Ed Racht
With the approval of the Pfizer vaccine and other approvals pending, GMR COO Ted Van Horne and CMO Dr. Ed Racht shared a message, including FAQs, with all GMR team members. The goal of the message is to give the latest information about how GMR first responders will receive the vaccines as well as how the company is helping communities distribute the vaccine to other healthcare workers and patients in SNFs. This message was sent to all GMR team members on December 15, 2020. As the company receives information, we’ll update this page regularly. 

Guidance for Pilots
Use of COVID-19 Vaccines by Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers (FAA)
"Holders of FAA-issued Airman Medical Certificates or Medical Clearances may receive the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine; however, a 48-hour no fly/no safety related duty interval must be observed after each dose." If you choose to take the Pfizer or the Moderna vaccine, inform your RDFO/Manager prior to getting the vaccine. 

Webinars

COVID Vaccine Update - February 11, 2021, 10-11:00 a.m. - Pacific Time
Join GMR Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ed Racht and Associate Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jeff Beeson, for a detailed look at the current COVID-19 vaccine—where we are today, what we’ve learned and what’s next. There is light at the end of this nasty tunnel! This webinar is open to all. AAA COVID-19 Vaccination Update – The Light at the End of the Tunnel
GMR's Dr. Ed Racht and Randy Strozyk hosted a webinar on Wednesday, December 23, sponsored by the American Ambulance Association, geared towards providing AAA members with an update on the COVID-19 vaccination and what it means for EMS agencies around the country. A recent survey of EMS workers revealed that many will not take the vaccination. Dr. Racht will provide the latest medical and clinical information about the COVID-19 vaccinations now that they have been approved for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA and provide critical information to relieve concerns of frontline workers.