April 16, 2021
Updates on COVID-19 Regulations
AHPA continues to follow new COVID-19 regulations, guidance and other government actions. The updates below are the latest guidance and other developments since April 5, 2021 to help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. For earlier COVID-19 regulations and guidance, visit the previous Policy Brief.
President Biden Calls on States to Make Vaccinations Available to All by April 19th
President Biden has called for states and cities to allow all adult Americans to be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination by April 19th, speeding up the original deadline by two weeks.
FDA Issues EUA for COVID-19 Serology Testing Using Self-Collected Blood Samples
The FDA has issued an Emergency Use Authorization for Symbiotica’s Self-Collected Antibody Test System, making this the first serology test authorized to use blood samples self-collected by patients in their homes.
CDC and FDA Recommend Pause of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine
The CDC and FDA recommend that providers pause the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine until the Agencies can review six cases involving rare and severe blood clots.