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COVID-19

Local Ventura COVID-19 Resources:

The physicians of VCMA are spearheading activities to Stop the Surge and Save Lives

The mission:  To stop the pandemic in Ventura County by utilizing SQ Regen Cov at the earliest opportunity for Covid-19 infected individuals and their household contacts. (In conjunction with vaccine and public health measures)

Monoclonal Antibodies

Monoclonal Antibodies are laboratory made proteins that mimic the immune system’s ability to fight off harmful antigens, such as viruses. The Monoclonal antibodies in Regen Cov are specifically directed against the spike protein of the SARS-COV-2 virus (COVID-19) and block the viral attachment and entry into human cells. VCMA is coordinating a Countywide effort to establish sites offering SQ therapy to eligible (based on criteria) patients.  FDA-EUA; NEJM-8.10.21

Click here for more information on Monoclonal Antibody Treatment:

https://www.venturacountyrecovers.org/monoclonal-antibody-treatment-information/


Ordering Monoclonal Antibodies -  For Medical Practices establishing a pathway to treat COVID-19 positive patients with Anti-COVID Therapy. The ordering process is streamlined to help save lives. This link allows medical practices to fill out the application, it takes a few days to be processed.

Patient Criteria

Physician Referral Instructions  There are now multiple resources providing COVID Monoclonal Antibody MAb therapy (subQ), in Ventura County through physician referral or patient (after positive test) self-referral.

Primary Medical Group, - if you are interested in scheduling treatment, email  at: covidresponse@primarymedical.net or call: 805-702-8339

1st Stop Urgent Care is also offering the treatment. They are located at 2275 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA 93010. Website: 1ststopurgentcare.com. Phone: 805-388-3732.

Mobile Wellness Clinic, 818-232-5788; Dr. Mohammed Rezai will administer MAb in homes throughout Ventura County More information: https://www.venturacountyrecovers.org/monoclonal-antibody-treatment-information/


Volunteers - Physician volunteers will be needed to screen patients (by phone) that do not have a PCP for referral.  To volunteer (a few hours a day or week) - send an email with your contact information and availability to: venturacma21@gmail.com


Ventura County COVID Stats, Vaccine and Testing Site Resources: www.venturacountyrecovers.org 

Employee Masking Mandate: CMA Q&A

Inappropriate Medical Exemptions

Combatting Vaccine Hesitancy:  Message from VCMA President    Educational Poster

Additional mRNA Dose

For more information, or if you are interested in scheduling treatment, email Primary Medical Group at: covidresponse@primarymedical.net or call: 805-702-8339


Latest COVID-19 News from CMA

DHCS urges physicians to hold vaccine administration claims for small children

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

DHCS has not yet completed the system and operational changes required to enable successful claims adjudication for administration of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for this age range.

CDPH substantially expands definition of “close contact”

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

CDPH recently expanded the definition of “close contact” to better acknowledge that COVID-19 is an airborne disease, rather than one spread by respiratory droplets. 

Next Virtual Ground Rounds to provide updates on COVID-19 and Monkeypox

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Join us on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, from 12 – 1 p.m. for the latest installment of our monthly Virtual Grand Rounds to learn from experts about the status of COVID-19 and monkeypox in California.

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Statewide Resources


CMA PPE Relief

Due to the PPE Relief Program's overwhelming success, CMA is extending support to practices and physicians with direct shipment of PPE supplies. As supplies become available, CMA will contact past program participants. If you have questions or would like to register your practice, please email memberservice@cmadocs.org.

The State of California made millions of medical-grade PPE pieces – including N95 masks, surgical masks, shields, gowns, and gloves – available FREE to physician practices. The California Office of Emergency Services partnered with CMA to distribute this equipment to qualifying small and medium-sized medical practices at live events in July and August. CMA is now distributing PPE Relief kits via direct shipment to practices that did not register for the first round of distribution. PPE Relief kits include up to a two-month supply (exact amount may vary by practice size, specialty and location). Questions?  See the FAQ.

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