RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

Parents, we’re looking out for you! We’ve collected these resource links covering topics you care about. We hope you find them helpful, but remember: Nothing takes the place of a consultation with your child’s pediatrician! This list is by no means exhaustive, and FCAAP assumes no responsibility for content on linked sites.

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BABY FORMULA SHORTAGE RESOURCES

FCAAP is happy to provide the following resource links to help parents navigate the current nationwide shortage in baby formula. Remember: Your pediatrician is the very best source of advice and assistance during this difficult time.

Vaccines for Children (VFC) program

Families without vaccine insurance coverage may be eligible for vaccines at reduced or no cost through the Vaccines for Children program. To learn more about the Florida VFC program, click here.

Wellness and Prevention

Asthma

Autism

Cancer

Flu

Heart Health

HIV

Immunizations

Obesity Prevention

Perinatal Health

Zika

  • Led by the Florida Department of Health, Spill the Water! is a fun, educational campaign that teaches kids about mosquitoes. Mosquitoes can breed in as little as one teaspoon or a bottle cap of water, so eliminating sources of standing water around homes is critical to keep mosquitoes from multiplying. When kids Spill the Water!, they can be superheroes in their home and community! Visit the campaign website for fun activity sheets for kids and useful information for parents on protecting children and babies from mosquitoes.

Health care Resources

Florida KidCare

Health Care Transitions for Youth

Medicaid Eligibility

Prescriptions

Public Charge Resources

The public charge rule goes into effect on February 24, 2020.

School Health Services

Telehealth

COVID-19 Parent Resources

Click below for FCAAP’s compilation of resource materials for parents on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This list is updated as new information becomes available.

Covid-19 Resources

Below is FCAAP’s compilation of resource materials for parents on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This list is updated as new information becomes available.

COVID-19 Vaccine for Children and Teens: What to Know

The authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5 and older is a vital step in bringing lifesaving vaccines to children and adolescents. You’ve got plenty of questions. The internet has loads of answers. Unfortunately, though, there’s a lot of misinformation out there. For reliable, evidence-based information, turn to your child’s doctor. Pediatricians just like yours have dedicated their time to answer parents’ most pressing questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Whether your child is a toddler or a teen, you will find credible information that you can trust right here from pediatricians about COVID-19.

AAP’s Updated Recommendations for Face Masks for Children

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends the continued use of a well-fitting face mask for children and teens who are age 2 years and older and not yet fully vaccinated. You can read their full recommendations here, and review additional helpful articles from HealthyChildren.org below.

CDC’s V-Safe After Vaccination Health Checker

Use your smartphone to tell CDC about any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. You’ll also get reminders if you need an additional dose.

Safer Disinfectant Fact Sheet and Infographic

The Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU) program created resources for families to safely reduce the spread of COVID-19. The resources include a Safer Disinfectant Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic fact sheet and infographic. They are both available in English, Spanish, Amharic, Chinese (simplifed), Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Somali, and Vietnamese. Visit the PEHSU website to learn more.

From FCAAP:

From AAP’s HealthyChildren.org:

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Additional Resources:

COVID-19 and Legal Aid and Resources for the Public

For additional COVID-19 resources, visit FCAAP’s provider resource page.

The information provided on this page is subject to change without notice based upon new information, resources, and directives from federal, state, and local authorities and medical experts. While FCAAP will do its best to update information that has been changed due to the issuance of new guidance and directives, there will be a delay in such updates and we cannot guarantee that all information will be updated to reflect such changes. This information is provided only as general guidance and is not being offered as a medical or legal opinion.

En Español

Las sugerencias siguientes se han creado para servir como un recurso o referencia para usted. Esta lista es de ninguna manera exhaustiva y el FPS/FCAAP no puede asumir ninguna responsabilidad del contenido en sitios ligados. Si usted tiene algunas preguntas o preocupaciones por alguna información contenida aquí, hable por favor con su pediatra o su dentista pediátrico.

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El programa Vaccines for Children

Familias de bajos ingresos pueden ser elegibles para vacunas a costo reducido o sin costo a través de el programa Vaccines for Children. Para más información, haga clic aquí.