The Friday Five – Back to School Immunizations
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National Immunization Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Public Health Information Coalition (@nphic), is observed each August in order to highlight the importance of vaccination at all ages. This week’s Friday Five includes what you need to know about routine vaccines and the COVID vaccine, back to school tips, and answers about vaccines from pediatricians.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services on Vaccines for Kids
#BacktoSchool📚🍎 is right around the corner! Keep your kids healthy by taking them to their pediatrician for routine #vaccinations before they are back in the classroom. Learn more about protecting your family: https://t.co/lBdlqgAlav #CatchUpGetAhead pic.twitter.com/B142dsh2tA
— Dr. Rachel Levine (@HHS_ASH) August 25, 2021
CDC Offers Health Tips for Back to School During COVID-19
As schools plan for a safe return to campus this year, it is critically important to consider the health and well-being of students and staff, and address issues with COVID-19, mental and physical health, and managing other chronic health conditions. When school health policies and practices are put in place, healthy students can grow to be healthy and successful adults. Learn what parents and teachers can do to help children have a successful school year. CDC (@CDCgov) offers these health tips that will make for a successful school year for students, teachers, school staff and their families.
Health tips for back to school during COVID-19: It is important to consider the health and well-being of students and staff, and address issues with #COVID19, mental and physical health, & managing other chronic health conditions. Full statement: https://t.co/9pIUETuQdU.
— CDC (@CDCgov) August 23, 2021
Kids & the COVID Vaccines: W. Kamau Bell Talks to Pediatricians
The American Academy of Pediatrics has partnered with KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) to answer questions about COVID-19 and children.
Who can get a COVID vaccine? Do they work as well for kids? We’ve partnered with @KFF on new videos featuring @WKamauBell asking pediatricians these questions and more! @GreaterThanCV19 #BetweenUsAboutUs https://t.co/e67XY0K80o
— American Academy of Pediatrics (@AmerAcadPeds) August 25, 2021
Families: Use v-safe after COVID-19 vaccination
Get vaccinated. Get your smartphone. Get started with v-safe. You and your family can use your smartphone to tell CDC about your after-vaccine experience. Parents and guardians can enroll their adolescents, ages 12 and older, in v-safe.
Parents: V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging to provide health check-ins after family members receive a #COVID19 #vaccine. Adolescents ages 12 and older can be enrolled in v-safe. Learn more: https://t.co/6IKjCDM4ZR. pic.twitter.com/UgR9XNK0hu
— CDC (@CDCgov) August 25, 2021
Health Resources & Services Administration on Routine Vaccinations and the COVID Vaccine
#WellChildWednesdays: #DYK the #COVID19vaccine can be given at the same time as other #vaccines? While getting #BackToSchool physicals, kids can catch up on routine immunizations, and kids age 12 & up can get the #COVID19 #vaccine. More: https://t.co/8Brw3CayL7 #VaccinesWork pic.twitter.com/IILBMIifrq
— HRSA (@HRSAgov) August 25, 2021