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KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor: July 2022

In the wake of the FDA’s emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months through 4 years old, many parents remain hesitant to vaccinate their children in this age group, with a slight majority saying they view the vaccine as a bigger risk to their child’s health than getting infected with coronavirus.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Among Children Under 5 Have Peaked and Are Decreasing Just Weeks Into Their Eligibility

Children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years of age finally became eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in the U.S. on June 18, after the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended their use for this population, following emergency use authorization granted by the Food and Drug Administration. Here, we examine the status of vaccine uptake in this group, one month into their eligibility.

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Latest Data on COVID-19 Vaccinations by Race/Ethnicity

KFF is collecting and analyzing data on COVID-19 vaccinations by race/ethnicity to gain increased insight who is receiving the vaccine and whether some groups are facing disparities in vaccination.

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Recent Trends in Mental Health and Substance Use Concerns Among Adolescents

Concerns about adolescent mental health and substance use have increased, particularly in light of gun violence and the COVID-19 pandemic. This brief explores the state of adolescent mental health in recent years, highlighting differences observed by sex, racial and ethnic groups, and sexual orientation.

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How Equitable is Access to COVID-19 Treatments?

This issue brief assesses the availability of oral antiviral treatments by county and certain county characteristics, including metro vs. non-metro status, poverty rate, and majority Black, Hispanic, or American Indian or Alaska Native (AIAN).

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Civil Society Inclusion in a New Financial Intermediary Fund: Lessons from Current Multilateral Initiatives

To help inform ongoing global discussions about the creation of a new financing mechanism for pandemic preparedness and response, including questions about its governance and operations and the extent to which civil society will be formally included, we analyzed 14 major multilateral global health and related institutions to assess how civil society has been engaged in their governance, implementation/programming, and monitoring.

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Community Health Centers Have Experienced Increased Demand for Social Services During the Pandemic and Have Added Capacity for Mental Health

Community health centers have seen a rise in patients seeking non-medical services such as housing, food, nutrition, and transportation during the pandemic and have added new mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) services in response to growing need, according to a new KFF survey. Community health centers have seen…

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Community Health Centers Are Taking Actions to Prepare for the Unwinding of the Public Health Emergency

Community health centers, a national network of safety-net primary care providers, are poised to be on the front lines of the unwinding of the Medicaid continuous enrollment requirement when the public health emergency (PHE) ends. Health centers can be effective in raising awareness about Medicaid renewal requirements and in providing the help needed for enrollees to maintain Medicaid or transition to other coverage.

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How Community Health Centers Are Serving Low-Income Communities During the COVID-19 Pandemic Amid New and Continuing Challenges

Community health centers are a national network of safety-net primary care providers serving low-income, medically underserved communities. Based on findings from a national survey of health centers, this brief examines how the pandemic has affected health center patients and services as well as the ongoing challenges health centers and their patients face.

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Traditional Medicare Spending Fell Almost 6% in 2020 as Service Use Declined Early in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Total spending among traditional Medicare beneficiaries fell in 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, corresponding to lower service use across most types of Medicare-covered health care services compared to 2019. The lower spending in traditional Medicare contributed to the relatively slower growth in Medicare spending overall in 2020.

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