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Alabama K-12 public and private schools now have the option to receive asymptomatic COVID-19 testing, high-efficiency particulate — or HEPA —air purifiers, over-the-counter test kits, on-site liaisons and more through the UAB School of Public Health program.
The Pediatric Pandemic Network will coordinate in future efforts to ensure that local and national responses to pandemics and disasters properly address the needs of children, adolescents and families.

Get information on COVID vaccinations for children 5 and younger, such as how soon a child can be vaccinated following an infection with COVID-19, dosage requirements, the negative impact of the virus on children and more in these YouTube videos — perfect for sharing on social.

Alabama schools, summer programs and camps can request rapid COVID-19 tests from the CDC through the UAB School of Public Health’s K-12 COVID-19 testing program.
While the mental health of many Americans worsened during the pandemic, a recent UAB study found the increase in depression and anxiety symptoms was greatest within Black, Hispanic and Asian communities.
Many people who are immunocompromised will not fully develop the appropriate antibodies after COVID-19 vaccination, but there is hope in the form of an alternative treatment.

Aadia Rana, M.D.

HIV/AIDS infection control • HIV/AIDS research • Health disparities • COVID-19

COVID-related acute kidney injury peaked in 10- to 15-year-olds and 70- to 75-year-olds, suggesting age is not the sole determinant in severity of illness from COVID-19.
The virtual webinar will explore the importance and helpful tools that entail accuracy and transparency of pandemic news.
UAB infectious diseases expert will discuss mask fit, filtration and effectiveness during the coronavirus pandemic in a free webinar Feb. 17 from noon-1 p.m.

Ellen Eaton, M.D.

HIV• Sexually transmitted infections • Opioid addiction and treatment • Social determinants of health for STIs, including HIV • COVID-19

Bianca and Kelvin Ume have been pulling double duty throughout the pandemic: working as contact tracers while juggling full-time jobs, Bianca as a UAB medical and MBA student and Kelvin as an ICU nurse.

UAB’s Know Overdose Initiative seeks to educate, identify and prescribe Naloxone for individuals who have been identified as high risk for overdose.

The study concluded that participants were hesitant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine due to mistrust, fear and lack of information.

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