Updates and In The News
Resources For Physician/ Clinic Offices Preparing to Reopen
American Academy of Pediatrics – AAP – Pediatric Practice Management Tips During the COVID-19 Pandemic
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) – COVID-19 Practice Management
California Medical Association – Materials/ templates for returning to the office
American Medical Association (AMA) – COVID-19: A physician practice guide to reopening
Coming up soon, resources for drive up clinics and other options.
California Schools Reopening
The California Department of Public Health is closely following the rate of immunization during the pandemic. Immunization requirements for admission to school or child care in California for the 2020-2021 school year remain in place for now. Any updates will be posted on the ShotsForShool.org website. Please share this information widely with your colleagues.
When California reopens schools we will be facing a steep decline in vaccination rates if things continue on the current path. A decline in vaccination rates among school aged children could endanger many. Check out the article by CalMatters.org to learn more.
Dont Wait Vaccinate - Campaign
The California Immunization Coalition (CIC), California Department of Public Health (CDPH), American Academy of Pediatrics-CA and California Department of Healthcare Services (DHCS) have partnered to develop a communication toolkit and media campaign to help address the concerning drop in immunization rates among California children and adults during the COVID-19 pandemic era.
The goal of the campaign is to remind parents and adults: #DontWaitVaccinate
This toolkit is designed to help health care professionals, health plans, public health information officers, immunization program managers, coalitions, school administrators, advocates and partner organizations work together to support providers and urge patients to keep and schedule routine checkups and immunization visits.