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S2:E21 - "Another COVID Vaccine Update / Q&A with Dr. Russell Faust and Dr. Steve McGraw." Recorded February 8, 2021

February 11, 2021 EMS on AIR Season 2 Episode 21
EMS on AIR
S2:E21 - "Another COVID Vaccine Update / Q&A with Dr. Russell Faust and Dr. Steve McGraw." Recorded February 8, 2021
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S2:E21 - "Another COVID Vaccine Update / Q&A with Dr. Russell Faust and Dr. Steve McGraw." Recorded February 8, 2021
Feb 11, 2021 Season 2 Episode 21
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This episode is yet another COVID Vaccine Update from our resident experts Steve McGraw, D.O. and Dr. Russell Faust, MD, PhD.  Steve and Russ are both considered experts in their respective fields and they’re back to give us a COVID-19 vaccine update, as well as answer recent questions from the EMS and hospital communities.  Most importantly, all of their answers are based in the latest scientific data and literature that clearly demonstrates the safety of the current COVID vaccines that are currently available. 

Dr. Russel Faust is the Medical Director of Oakland County Health located in Pontiac, Michigan.  And Dr. Steve McGraw is an ED physician at Ascension Providence Hospitals in both Southfield and Novi, Michigan, as well as the EMS medical director of the Oakland County Medical Control Authority EMS Medical Director which provides oversight to 50 EMS agencies.  Together, these guys have been major part of EMS’ understanding and response throughout the entire COVID-19 pandemic. 

List of questions for the doctors:

  • Should I get a second dose of the vaccine if I had an allergic reaction to the first dose?
  • Are patients still delaying their care because of fear of the virus at the hospital
  • Rapid COVID-19 tests - How inaccurate are they?  (NO!)
  • Situation:  An EMS provider has a direct exposure to a COVID positive person. The EMS provider was not wearing a mask around the person.
    • How long should they wait to get tested?  
    • What type of test should they get?

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Show Notes

This episode is yet another COVID Vaccine Update from our resident experts Steve McGraw, D.O. and Dr. Russell Faust, MD, PhD.  Steve and Russ are both considered experts in their respective fields and they’re back to give us a COVID-19 vaccine update, as well as answer recent questions from the EMS and hospital communities.  Most importantly, all of their answers are based in the latest scientific data and literature that clearly demonstrates the safety of the current COVID vaccines that are currently available. 

Dr. Russel Faust is the Medical Director of Oakland County Health located in Pontiac, Michigan.  And Dr. Steve McGraw is an ED physician at Ascension Providence Hospitals in both Southfield and Novi, Michigan, as well as the EMS medical director of the Oakland County Medical Control Authority EMS Medical Director which provides oversight to 50 EMS agencies.  Together, these guys have been major part of EMS’ understanding and response throughout the entire COVID-19 pandemic. 

List of questions for the doctors:

  • Should I get a second dose of the vaccine if I had an allergic reaction to the first dose?
  • Are patients still delaying their care because of fear of the virus at the hospital
  • Rapid COVID-19 tests - How inaccurate are they?  (NO!)
  • Situation:  An EMS provider has a direct exposure to a COVID positive person. The EMS provider was not wearing a mask around the person.
    • How long should they wait to get tested?  
    • What type of test should they get?

Visit EMSonAIR.com for the latest information, podcast episodes and other details.

Follow us on Instagram @EMSOnAIR.

Please keep emailing your questions, comments, feedback and episode ideas to the EMS on AIR Podcast team by email at [email protected].  

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/emsonair?fan_landing=true)