In Case You Missed It
Kids Health First Who to Call List
Here is the Kids Health First Who To Contact List. Please contact our team with any needs you may have.
Q&A for Parents:The Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5 years and Older
Please click here for a Q&A KHF has put together that you can distribute to your patient's parents regarding the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine.
UPDATED: CDC Fall Vaccination Operational Planning Guide
Information for the Fall Vaccine Campaign, Including Upcoming Pediatric Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine as Boosters for Children Aged 5-11 Years . Click here for more information.
CDC Updates Guidelines for Mask Wearing by Health Care Providers(HCP) in the Clinical Setting
KHF has broken down the updated guidence into an easy to follow guide for you here.
Click here for a Sample Letter to Parents Re: Flu Vaccine 2022!
Supporting Patients with Down Syndrome
Please click here to read a great article for pediatricians from PCC on supporting patients with down syndrome.
Free OSHA Training
Here is the link to the OSHA Webinar held on 9/15/22.
Here is the pdf of the deck.
Here is the end of course test.
If you attended the meeting live your certificate will be emailed to the email address you posted in the chat. If you were unable to attend live and you watch the video above and complete the test and would like your certificate of completion, please email Tandric Bowden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unprecedented Emergency Department and Outpatient Volumes
On Thursday, Sept. 15th, Children's sent out a communication co-written by TCCN to all independent primary care physicians regarding the recent surge in patient volumes in both the outpatient and ED settings. This communication includes the following resources:
· Fever patient information sheet
· Suggested return to school/childcare messaging
· Monkeypox guidance
· Flu and COVID-19 vaccination guidance
TCCN will be following up with additional guidance and resources over the coming weeks as we prepare for flu season, so please stay tuned for more updates.
Click here to read the full communication from Children's and TCCN
FDA announces amended emergency use authorization of bivalent COVID Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna boosters-On August 31, 2022 the FDA issued a press release announcing the EUA approval of bivalent formulations of the vaccines for use as a single booster dose at least two months following primary or booster vaccination for specific age groups. Click here for more information.
The CDC announces recommendation of the first updated COVID-19 booster. On Thursday, September 1, CDC Director CDC Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the ACIP's committee recommendations for the updated COVID-19 boosters from Pfizer-BioNTech (ages 12 years and older) and from Moderna (ages 18 years and older). Click here for more information.
Monkeypox Q&A for Parents
Please click here for the Q&A KHF developed with our Medical Director Dr. Sally Marcus.
2-Week Data Submission Requirement
The TCCN Board of Directors met on May 18, 2022, and revisited the initial recommendation made in 2018. At this time, by vote of the BOD (as allowed by the TCCN agreement with Network Participants), the TCCN BOD requires all practices to submit claims data to the PHM Tool within 14 calendar days of the most recent encounter date. This requirement will take effect beginning August 1, 2022. Please click here for more information.
Q&A for Parents/COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Under the Age of 5: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices met June 17-18, 2022, to discuss the FDA recommendations on the emergency use (EUA) authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines in children between 6 months thru 5 years of age. We have created an important FAQ for practices as a resource for parents who may have questions.