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The LAM Foundation Statement on Additional Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

Posted on August 18, 2021   |   

On August 12, 2021 the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) modified the Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) to allow for the administration of an additional dose (i.e., a third dose) after an initial two-dose primary mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series for certain immunocompromised people. This amendment was subsequently endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on August 13, 2021.

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Topics: COVID-19        Categories: News
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Coronavirus Update: Town Hall Recording Available

Posted on August 16, 2021   |   

Medical experts from the TSC Alliance and The LAM Foundation discussed the recent announcement from the FDA authorizing additional vaccine doses and the implications for TSC and LAM communities. They also provided an update on the Delta variant and current mask recommendations.

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Topics: COVID-19        Categories: Events
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COVID-19 Update for the LAM Community: Delta Variant, Vaccines, and Sirolimus

Posted on July 23, 2021   |   

Just when we thought we had overcome the threat of COVID-19, we are now reading reports about the highly contagious Delta variant, an increasing number of cases, and persistent questions regarding vaccine efficacy. Will it ever end?

If you find yourself with thoughts along this line, you are not alone. The reality is that the detection and subsequent spread of another variant of the novel coronavirus is a part of the natural evolution of this virus and a common survival strategy

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Topics: COVID-19 Sirolimus Vaccines        Categories: Educational Resources
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The LAM Foundation Statement on Masks and Social Distancing for COVID-19

Posted on May 28, 2021   |   

On May 16, 2021 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated guidance for individuals who have been fully vaccinated (at least two weeks following the full course of your vaccination) against COVID-19. According to this guidance, fully vaccinated individuals can resume normal activities without wearing a mask or social distancing.

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Topics: COVID-19        Categories: Educational Resources
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Finding our New Normal: The Rise of Telemedicine for LAM

Posted on April 22, 2021   |   

Telemedicine – the use of video technology to offer “virtual visits” as a substitute for conventional face-to-face visits – has been available for over a decade. However, its use was limited because neither government nor commercial insurers provided reimbursement for telemedicine visits. As a result, only a handful of health systems offered this option, and patients choosing this option often had to pay out of pocket. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the widespread implementation of

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Topics: COVID-19 Telemedicine        Categories: Educational Resources
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