California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris Issues Statement
on Full Federal Approval of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine
“The FDA’s full approval of the Pfizer vaccine is a pivotal moment in our journey to end the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pfizer vaccine has fully undergone the FDA’s rigorous evaluation process and the evidence continues to show that it is safe and effective. The current surge of COVID-19 is taking its toll on all of us, mentally and physically, but this announcement is yet another reminder that we have the power to stop the spread. Today, I urge any anyone who is eligible and not yet immunized against COVID 19 to go and get vaccinated. Together, we can end this pandemic.”
Governor Newsom swearing in Dr. Nadine Burke Harris as California’s first Surgeon General on February 11, 2019 – Photo Courtesy of CA Governor’s Office
Office of the California
As California’s first Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris has established early childhood, health equity, and ACEs and toxic stress as key priorities.
- Roadmap for Resilience: The California Surgeon General’s Report on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Toxic Stress, and Health – The report serves as a blueprint for how communities, states, and nations can recognize and effectively address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress as a root cause to some of the most harmful, persistent, and expensive societal and health challenges facing our world today.
- California Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, shared key findings from the first-ever California Surgeon General’s Report on how to advance systemic reforms that recognize and respond to the effects of ACEs and toxic stress. Watch the full webinar presentation here.
California’s Aces Aware Initiative Trains Nearly 14,000 Health Care Providers In Trauma-Informed Care
“Becoming ACEs Aware in California” trains providers to screen patients for ACEs and to recognize and respond to the symptoms of toxic stress.
California Surgeon General’s Playbook: Stress Relief Playbooks
Check out California’s one-stop shop of resources for managing stress for health, which includes information for individuals, caregivers, kids and healthcare providers.