An update on the COVID-19 vaccine and recommendations for a third dose
DAP Health Insights – Monday, September 6, 2021, from David Brinkman, CEO
COVID-19 vaccine: A message from Dr. David Morris, DAP Health Chief Medical Officer
The majority of our patients living with HIV are healthy and thriving, but unfortunately some are moderately to severely immunocompromised. The CDC recommends some immunocompromised individuals consider a third COVID-19 dose. HIV positive patients whose CD4 cell count is <200/mm3 or CD4 percentage is 14 or less who want information about the COVID-19 vaccine should log into MyChart and send a message to their clinician, who can confidentially discuss their medical history and make a personalized recommendation. Click here for more information.
Revivals volunteer Steven Shuman finds purpose and unity through giving back
Steven Shuman grew up in Miami and attended the University of Florida. After college, he moved to Fort Lauderdale, where he worked for the Internal Revenue Service for 33 years before retiring in 2008. For the next six years, he worked in real estate.
In 2015, Shuman and his husband, Brad Kane, moved to Palm Springs. Once settled in the desert, Shuman wanted to find a way to occupy his time while also giving back to his community. A friend referred him to Revivals, the local nonprofit thrift store that donates 100% of its net profits to DAP Health.
Shuman can be found at the store three mornings a week. "I enjoy what I do there," he says. "One of my favorite stories here is when I was going through a bag and found a $100 bill, which also went to Revivals." Read more about Shuman from The Desert Sun.