NEWS January 22, 2021

COVID-19 Resources from the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Summary

It’s the topic that is still on everyone’s mind: COVID-19. Because public perception of the virus is focused on adults, it can be difficult to find information concerning pediatric populations. The Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics published their list of helpful resources in their recent newsletter for pediatric providers. Here are some of our favorites.

It’s the topic that is still on everyone’s mind: COVID-19. Because public perception of the virus is focused on adults, it can be difficult to find information concerning pediatric populations. The Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics published their list of helpful resources in their newsletter for pediatric providers. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Dr. Carolyn Moneymaker, VA-AAP board member, and chair of the steering committee of ImmunizeVA, the Virginia Immunization Coalition, published an op-ed piece advocating for vaccine trials in children titled, Safe, effective COVID vaccine essential for kids’ future. Read it here.
  • If you are interested in providing the COVID-19 vaccine for your patients and families, the first step is to complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Intent Form. Check out the instruction guide, here’s a list of FAQs, and you can find that intent form here. Please note: You cannot complete the CDC’s requirements until you have been contacted by VDH. To expedite the process, familiarize yourself with the instructions and required fields before you are contacted. If there are any questions about these forms or processes, please contact VDH at COVIDVaccineInfo@vdh.virginia.gov
  • Getting questions from nursing mothers about the vaccine? Check out ACOG’s handout on vaccinating pregnant and lactating patients against COVID-19 here.
  • Jim Campbell, M.D., is a pediatric infectious disease specialist and works at the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health at the University of Maryland. He is a member of the Committee on Infectious Diseases (COID or “Red Book Committee”) for the American Academy of Pediatrics. He was named a co-director of the national pediatric COVID 19 vaccine effort. Click here to watch a recording of his recent COVID 19 discussion.