The New “Endemic Phase” and a Vaccine Update


In this Covid Grand Rounds, we’ll begin with a pandemic update from Monica Gandhi and Peter Chin-Hong. We’ll discuss the CDC’s new mask guidance, the Omicron sub-variant, infection-related and hybrid immunity, and what it means to enter the “endemic phase.”

In the second segment, Bonnie Maldonado of Stanford University will give us a vaccine update, including the evidence of waning immunity after vaccination, the prospects for a second booster, the state of vaccines for children, and new vaccine candidates, including Omicron-specific boosters. The session will be moderated by Bob Wachter.

Speakers: Peter Chin-Hong, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at UCSF Health; Associate Dean for Regional Campuses, UCSF School of Medicine.

Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine; Associate Chief of Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at ZSFG; Director of the UCSF-Gladstone Center for AIDS Research; Medical Director of the HIV Clinic, Ward 86, ZSFG.

Yvonne Maldonado, MD, Professor and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Dept. of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine; Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity at the Stanford School of Medicine.

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