Updates and In The News

Urge People to Get Vaccinated During Seasonal Influenza and COVID-19 “Twindemic”
A decline in vaccination rates among school aged children could endanger many.

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.