CHA Board Updated On Transition From COVID-19 Pandemic
Friday, March 24, 2023

(COLDWATER) – Local health care professionals along with others across the nation continue to move out of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

During Thursday’s meeting of the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency’s Board of Health Personal Health and Disease Prevention Director Kali Nichols shared that COVID-19 vaccine requests are starting to drop off a bit.
She also said some monovalent products are being phased out.

Despite the fact that the public health emergency is coming to an end on May 11, Nichols says the Food and Drug Administration did clarify that it will not terminate the emergency use authorizations for COVID-19 related tests, treatments or vaccines.

Nichols says the CHA Clinic Supervisory staff will soon resume going back out into assigned counties to conduct Immunization Quality Improvement for Providers along with Vaccines for Children site reviews.

With the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration coming to an end soon, that means Women, Infants and Children waivers will expire this August. Nichols says all of their clients will be offered in-person services by April.