This week marked a major turning point in the COVID-19 pandemic. Vaccinations have begun. In this episode of In the Sterilization Room with Jackie, infection prevention expert Jackie Dorst, RDH, BS, talks about the vaccination process and what the orthodontic team needs to know. She provides a break down of the CDC tracking efforts for essential workers who have received the vaccine. Through the V-Safe app, the agency will be tracking any adverse effects following vaccination.
Jackie then provides advice on how best to schedule staff members for the vaccine to avoid potential disruption to the patient schedule. She also talks about the need for employee record keeping with regard to COVID-19 vaccination.
And before we wrap up, Jackie again offers a reminder about the scholarship she is offering to an orthodontic team member to attend the OSAP (Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention) Virtual Boot Camp in January. The scholarship, which covers the cost of attending the virtual event, is intended to help develop the next generation of infection prevention leaders in the orthodontic industry. OP
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System: https://vaers.hhs.gov/
2021 OSAP Boot Camp Sparkle & Shine Scholarship Information and Application: https://mcusercontent.com/8fd5d8c16aa53374cf96281fa/files/187767ba-4fa1-4b6d-9708-bad1e0e94b41/OSAP_Sparkle_and_Shine_Scholarship_Summary_and_Application.pdf