• AAFP President Hosts Q&A With White House COVID-19 Adviser

    Learn the Latest About Vaccination Efforts, Variants, More

    July 29, 2022, 3:50 p.m. News Staff — The AAFP works constantly to ensure that family physicians’ voices are heard at the highest levels because FPs are so crucial to the nation’s health. Recently, that meant a conversation between Academy President Sterling Ransone, M.D., and a member of the White House COVID-19 response team that delved into the latest developments related to the pandemic and more.

    Sterling Ransone, M.D., and Cameron Webb, M.D., J.D.

    Academy members can watch a video of the discussion between Ransone and Cameron Webb, M.D., J.D., the response team’s senior policy adviser for equity. The 30-minute session covers a wide range of important family medicine topics, including

    • an update on COVID-19 vaccination efforts in young children;
    • the Biden administration’s response to a decrease in pediatric vaccination rates;
    • details about the latest COVID-19 variants;
    • guidance on COVID-19 booster shots and therapeutics such as Paxlovid; and
    • a preview of the upcoming influenza season, with an emphasis on vaccines and vaccine access.

    Watch the video to stay up to date with the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic and more.

    As always, members can bookmark and visit the Academy’s COVID-19 and COVID-19 Vaccine webpages for the latest information.