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SSV Medical Society News - 2020 - Volume 9 - Issue 10

Medical Society News
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Volume 9, Issue 10
October 2020
Dear Colleagues,
With flu season just around the corner, now is the best time to start talking to your patients about getting their annual flu vaccination. This year is more important than ever to get the flu shot as COVID-19 is continuing to spread. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months or older get a flu vaccine. Your strong influenza vaccine recommendation is one of the most important factors in patients accepting the vaccine. Encourage your patients to contact their primary care physician or clinic for vaccine availability. Another great resource is For low or no cost flu shot clinics by county, click on the following links:
Be well and thank you for your important role in protecting the health of our community.
John Wiesenfarth, MD, President
Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society
Thank you to everyone who attended our 2020 Joy of Medicine Wellness Month activities! It was great to see so many people taking time to focus on their health and well-being.
CME Opportunity!
Missed any of the Tuesday evening sessions? All the Joy of Medicine Wellness Month speaker presentations are available on-demand and CME accredited. You can find presentation videos and instructions for obtaining CME at
The Sacramento region is facing a blood supply shortage as many local blood drives have been cancelled due to COVID-19. The Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society, Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society Alliance, and Vitalant are joining forces to help meet the need for donations.
You can make a difference! In addition to helping patients, all blood donations are tested for COVID-19 antibodies and donors will be notified of these results. To comply with social distancing, donors are asked to schedule an appointment. All donors are required to wear face coverings.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
9:00am - 2:00pm
SSVMS Office
5380 Elvas Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95819
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Upcoming Events
Museum of Medical History Virtual Lecture Series: China to Sacramento: A 170 Year Journey
Presented by Dr. Wesley Yee
Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 7:00pm
Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California’s CME by the Bay 2020: Gone Digital!
Register today for OPSC’s annual CME digital conference. Online registration is open until October 10 and content can be accessed now through November 10. This program provides twenty-one (21) hours of AOA category 1A credits.
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The Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency is seeking physicians and other volunteers to participate in upcoming Mass Vaccination Plans to administer flu shots and to train for administration of a COVID-19 vaccine to the public once a vaccine becomes available.

Community Service Certificates will be issued for all volunteers and food and drinks will be available for all volunteers. Licensed physicians interested in vaccinated must complete an Medical Points of Dispensing (MPOD) volunteer application and register as Disaster Healthcare Volunteer (DHV). Non-medical volunteers, including medical students, can volunteer by completing a brief MPOD course. Upon completion of the class, interested individuals will be given the option to submit a volunteer application. Contact:
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