Thanksgiving 2021; COVID-19 Resources
Thanksgiving is upon us!
Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and I will be out-of-town for Thanksgiving week to visit family (Nov 20 – 30, 2021). Being able to share the holiday with others is a welcome change from where we were last year with the COVID-19 pandemic!
While we are in a much better position this year compared to last, in large part because of vaccinations, I still urge folks to take proper precautions and be careful while traveling.
There is much to be grateful for this year, but it has also been a year of tremendous loss on many levels. I know it might be a difficult holiday for many. For those who can, it’s a great time to reach out to a neighbor or be especially kind to a stranger!
Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday!
General information about data and research:
- Your Local Epidemiologist blog
- Eric Topol MD on twitter
Pediatric Pfizer vaccination for ages 5-11 years old:
- The American Academy of Pediatrics provide some good statistics here
- Basic info about the vaccinations from HealthyChildren.org
- Blog from my colleague at Cara Direct Care
- Your Local Epidemiologist provides “cliff notes” from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
COVID-19 Isolation, Quarantine and Testing
- Here are the CDC guidelines for those who are vaccinated and have had an exposure or have symptoms, outlining guidelines for quarantining, isolating, and testing
- Here is guidance on quarantining and isolating for those who are not fully vaccinated
- Looking for a test? Find one here