SVHC: COVID-19 Update April 16

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April 16, 2021
Medical Matters Weekly: Chatting with the Commissioner
Medical Matters Weekly featured Vermont Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine on this week's show. Join Host Dr. Trey Dobson for a behind-the-scenes look at what it is like to fulfill this important role.
Vaccine Champions
June of Shaftsbury got the COVID-19 vaccine for herself. There's so much she will feel more comfortable doing once she is fully vaccinated.
Tapping the Brakes on the J & J Vaccine
Dr. Marie George shares everything you need to know about the pause in use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Read More.
The Importance of Herd Immunity
Learn how a vaccinated person's risk of catching COVID-19 is affected by the rate of vaccination in the community. Read More.
New Cleaning Recommendations
SVMC's Infection Preventionist runs down the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's latest cleaning guidance. Read More.
Hand Pain Solutions Webinar
Register to join us for a webinar all about conditions that cause hand pain and how to resolve it. Read More.
Current Vaccine Group
Vaccinations are open for those ages 16 - 18 and those 30 and older. They open to everyone 16 and older on Monday.
Orthopedic Surgeon on Medical Matters Weekly
Dr. Trey Dobson welcomes SVMC Orthopedics' Michaela Schneiderbauer, MD on April 21. Read more.
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Medical Matters Weekly Welcomes State Veterinarian for Tick-Borne Illness Discussion

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Health Care's (SVHC) Medical Matters Weekly with Dr. Trey Dobson, a weekly interactive, multiplatform medical-themed talk show, will feature Natalie Kwit, public health veterinarian with the Vermont Department of Health, as a guest on its May 12 show.
The show will air at a special time, 11 a.m., and will cover everything you need to know about ticks and tick-borne disease.
The show is produced with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). Viewers can see Medical Matters Weekly on Facebook at and
Dr. Kwit leads the Vermont Department of Health's Zoonotic and Vector-Borne Disease Program, including the surveillance, prevention, investigation, and response to tick-borne, mosquito-borne, and zoonotic diseases. 
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