Trimble said UAB has been pulling six doses of vaccine from the five-dose vials since December by using low dead space syringes. “Dead space” is the area between the syringe hub and the needle where vaccine gets trapped. It’s usually only a few drops, but in this case, enough to make a difference.
By Jill Riepenhoff, Daniela Molina, Jamie Grey and Lee Zurik
In nearly every Appalachian and Delta community, residents die on average before their 78th birthday, which is the average life expectancy in the United States. Health care providers are working on innovative ways to combat the unique disparities in the regions.
Randi Hildreth talks with Dr. Zuri Hemphill-Bryant about pregnancy during a pandemic, her experience with the COVID Breast Milk Study, and what parents should consider as they make decisions about what’s best for their family.
The Health Resources and Services Administration classifies geographic areas as medically underserved based on them having too few primary care doctors, a high infant mortality rate, high poverty or a high elderly population.
They talked specifically about structural racism - which is not a person’s actions or beliefs, but systems in place in society that may prevent or limit someone’s access to important and equitable resources.