Inova Targeted COVID Vaccine Hesitancy with Personal Messages from Doctors

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In 2021, COVID-19 vaccines brought hope and the promise of a return to normal life for communities across our region, the nation and the world. Yet vaccine hesitancy functioned as a barrier that prevented some individuals from getting immunized. Lower levels of vaccination have corresponded to increased morbidity and mortality from COVID-19, exacerbating health disparities,…

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Common Questions About “Getting Back to Normal” After COVID

Veena Chawla, MD, is a primary care physician board-certified in family medicine practicing at Inova Primary Care – Shirlington. She believes in preventive healthcare and specializes in the treatment of acute and chronic conditions in teens and adults. Businesses and schools may be open, but “getting back to normal” after the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t an…

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Remote Home Monitoring of Patients With Cancer During the COVID Pandemic: A Pilot Study

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The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred cancer teams to find new ways to care safely for patients with cancer, in particular outpatients who have tested positive for COVID-19 but do not require hospitalization. Inova Schar Cancer Institute’s physicians and advanced practice providers utilized a program called remote patient monitoring (RPM) to observe COVID-positive outpatients. To study…

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Inova Health System Hits 300,000 Vaccines; Pledges to Vaccinate Children Pending Authorization and Eligibility

Falls Church, VA — In just three and a half months, Inova Health System has administered more than 300,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and is continuing to expand operations to accommodate even more Northern Virginia community members. Inova hit this significant milestone this week, which accounts for 25% of all shots given in Northern…

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Inova Surpasses 200,000 Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines Given

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FALLS CHURCH, VA– This week, Inova Health System reached the significant milestone of administering more than 200,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. As of March 11, 2021, the total number of doses administered by Inova is nearly 211,500.  This accounts for one-third of all shots given in Northern Virginia and one in every eleven administered…

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Antibody Infusions May Speed Recovery from COVID-19

As reported by Julie Carey for NBC-4 Washington, when Inova ER physician Dr. Chris Sponaugle contracted COVID-19, he also became a patient – at one of Inova’s monoclonal antibody infusion clinics, which opened in mid-December at three Northern Virgnia locations. Sponaugle did not experience negative side effects and was happy to receive the treatment, which…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout at Inova: 35k Doses Given So Far

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Inova has vaccinated 35,000-plus Northern Virginia healthcare workers, first responders, teachers and other eligible populations as of January 14, due in no small part to dedicated teams of specialists working in concert to move vaccine recipients through the process smoothly. Originally aiming to vaccinate somewhere between 1,000 and 1,500 per day, the Inova clinic has…

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Review of Inova COVID-19 Cases Lends Insight into Ventilator Mortality Risks

Falls Church, VA – An Inova study of COVID-19 patients sheds light on how patients have responded to advanced ICU interventions. Researchers sought to paint a realistic picture of survival expectations within a single, well-resourced healthcare system, over the patient’s entire length of stay. Christopher King, MD, transplant pulmonologist and critical care physician at Inova Fairfax…

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