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Important Physician News and Deadlines


Mandatory Monthly COVID Vaccine Inventory Reporting Starts in May
Beginning in May, COVID-19 vaccinators will be required to make monthly reports of their vaccine inventory by the fifth of each month, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. Vaccine providers who fail to make their reports by May 5 or any subsequent fifth of the month will be suspended from ordering vaccines until they make the report.

CDC Advisory: Availability and Use of Treatments for Outpatients with Mild to Moderate COVID-19 Who are at Increased Risk for Severe Outcomes of COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is issuing this Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory to update healthcare providers, public health departments, and the public about the availability and use of recommended therapies for COVID-19 and to advise against using unproven treatments that have known or potential harms for outpatients with mild to moderate COVID-19. For patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 who are not hospitalized and who are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes, several treatment options are now widely available and accessible.

Talk to Patients About: Should I Get Vaccinated if I’ve Had COVID-19?
Many people assume that once you’ve had COVID-19, you’re immune from getting re-infected. That assumption is mistaken, says San Antonio infectious disease specialist Jan E. Patterson, MD, a member of the Texas Medical Association’s COVID-19 Task Force. For people who’ve already been sick with COVID-19, the question shouldn’t be whether but when to get vaccinated, including with the booster, Dr. Patterson says. Learn more.

FDA Approves First COVID Treatment for Younger Kids
FDA expanded the approval for the IV antiviral remdesivir (Veklury), making it the first COVID treatment approved for children younger than age 12. Remdesivir is now approved for children as young as 28 days and weighing at least 3 kg (about 7 lb) who test positive for COVID. It can be used in either hospitalized children or those who are not hospitalized but are at elevated risk of progression to severe disease. Continue reading.

Myth Versus Fact for Congenital Syphilis
CDC indicates there has been a sharp increase in the number of babies born with syphilis in the United States. CS can have major health impacts on your baby. How CS affects your baby’s health depends on how long you had syphilis and if or when you got treatment for the infection. View pdf.

FREE PPE Still Available from BCMS
Do you need PPE For your practice? Let us help! Physician practices in need of PPE, please click here to indicate your PPE needs. Requests are filled as donated supplies are available.


Upcoming Community Events

SAMGMA 2022 Education Conference
May 12│8:30 am - 4:30 pm│Register

DWC Hosts Health Care Provider Quarterly Meeting
May 12│9:30 am - 11:00 am│Register
DWC holds its quarterly meeting for health care providers to discuss issues in the Texas workers’ compensation system.

BCMS Building Naming Ceremony
May 14│10:00 am - 12:00 pm│
The 2022 BCMS Board of Directors has unanimously voted to
name the building the 

Bexar County Medical Society
Stephen C. Fitzer Building.

2022 State of the Industry
May 19│6:00 pm - 9:00 pm│Register
The Health Cell premier annual event celebrating the people of San Antonio's healthcare and bioscience industry conveys five stories in the effort to advance human health.

2022 Austin Trauma & Critical Care Conference
June 1-3│All Day│Register
The curriculum is designed to enhance the knowledge and skill of physicians, nurses, allied health and pre-hospital personnel caring for critically ill and injured patients in rural, urban, and suburban hospitals. AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


Circle of Friends Platinum Sponsors



Thank you to our BCMS Circle of Friends sponsors! Donations from Circle of Friends sponsors help keep down the cost of dues and allow BCMS to continue to provide quality services to its members.The Society continues its pledge to you that it will only involve itself in services and programs that benefit you, the member, and your patients.



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