Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended the COVID-19 vaccine for use in children ages 5 to 11. The Academy published its updated recommendations, including a strong recommendation for children in this age group to receive the vaccine.
AAP President Lee Savio Beers, MD, FAAP, sent an email yesterday to all AAP members outlining new resources for pediatricians and ways to learn more about the important work ahead.
Join us tonight! The AAP is hosting a webinar this evening, November 3 at 8:00 p.m. ET along with the American Academy of Family Physicians, which will feature several White House officials.
Attendees will learn about vaccine distribution plans and how the Administration is working with our organizations to get the vaccine out to families.
To join the event, simply go to the AAP’s YouTube channel tonight at 8:00 pm ET. We hope to see you there and thank you for all you are doing for children and families!
PLUS: Tune in Tomorrow, November 4 – CDC COCA Call
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced a Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Call on November 4th at 2pm EDT.
Topic: Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccines: CDC’s Recommendations for Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series in Children 5–11 Years Old
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will provide an overview of its recommendations and clinical considerations for administering the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination primary series in children aged 5–11 years old.
There will be a web on-demand version of the call available after the live event.