AAP Applauds CDC Advisory Group Recommendation on COVID-19 Vaccine for Ages 5-11

The American Academy of Pediatrics supports today’s recommendation by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to recommend the use of a COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5-11. The AAP urges families to check with their pediatrician and community health care providers about how to get their eligible children vaccinated, pending a final recommendation from the CDC.

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Pediatricians, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and Children’s Hospitals Declare National Emergency in Children’s Mental Health

Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) together representing more than 77,000 physician members and more than 200 children’s hospitals, declared a national state of emergency in child and adolescent mental health and are calling on policymakers to join them.

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2021-2023 FCAAP BOD Election Results

Congratulations to the newly elected Board members below who will serve as Chapter Representatives in Regions 1, 3, 5 and Subspecialist at Large. Newly-elected Representatives will be inducted to the Board on Sunday, September 5, 2021, during The Future of Pediatric Practice 2021!

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FCAAP Supports Continued Use of Masks in Schools

Since children under 12 years of age are still not yet eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and the vaccine will most likely not be available for this age group until winter of 2021, most children are still at risk for Coronavirus infection and transmitting the infection to others. Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend masking in schools.

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FCAAP Names 2021 Chapter Award Winners

FCAAP NAMES 2021 CHAPTER AWARD WINNERS Tallahassee, FL (July 6, 2021) – Through the Florida Pediatric Foundation (FPF), the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP) has named the 2021 recipients of its two prestigious Chapter awards. “The Florida...

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