The COVID-19 pandemic has created a whole set of business-specific challenges for employers and owners of small or large companies. These encompass a wide range of health-related questions compounded by legal and practical considerations. As a subsidiary of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), the leading resource for COVID-19 care and education in the region, Populytics is in the unique position to give employers timely information and assistance. Through our employer services teams, we support business owners with everything from vaccinations and company-wide testing and evaluations to mental health and wellness.
On Aug. 23, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for people age 16 and older. This means the FDA has completed an extremely rigorous review of data that confirms the vaccine meets the high standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality.
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is providing the FDA-approved Pfizer vaccine at all of its vaccination clinics. There are four easy ways to get vaccinated:
The Pfizer vaccine also is available for those who are immunocompromised and need a third shot (and for children ages 12-15 under emergency use authorization).
Visit LVHN.org/vaccines for information about scheduling a vaccination appointment, FAQs about safety, and more.
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COVID-19 Return to Work Evaluations and Examination. This exam evaluates employees or other individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 to determine if it is safe for them to return to work or school.
COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing. The PCR test or “swab test” is provided to asymptomatic employees to determine current infection status. It’s appropriate as part of an overall protocol for return to work, pre-employment screening, or high-exposure-risk jobs.
COVID-19 Antibody Testing. FDA-approved serological testing determines the presence of antibodies, which indicates whether individuals have had COVID-19. Presence of antibodies can mean they are less likely to spread the virus or contract it. This test is appropriate as part of an overall protocol for individuals who will be working in a high-exposure-risk area.
Onsite Temperature & Symptom Screening. Using non-contact infrared thermometers, our team performs accurate temperature checks, as one symptom of COVID-19 can be an elevated body temperature. Screening also includes basic questions based on CDC guidelines that will help determine potential cases beyond the temperature alone.
Medical Policy Consultation. Companies and school districts can retain an occupational medicine certified physician for consultative services related to COVID-19 workplace/school policy development.
Medical Director Service. An occupational medicine certified physician provides ongoing consultation and direction regarding company/school medical needs and policy. This service is available in a variety of models based on the specific needs of the company or organization.
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