The Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases recently issued a letter, Help Kids’ Safe Return to School – Get Caught Up on Recommended Vaccines. It asks for help getting children caught up on routine vaccines missed over the last year due to COVID-19. It categorizes specific catch-up efforts that can be undertaken by healthcare systems and healthcare providers, healthcare provider organizations, schools, and state and local government agencies. Other resources of interest on the topic include:
- CDC’s Catch-up Immunization Schedule for Persons Aged 4 Months–18 Years Who Start Late or Who Are More than 1 Month Behind, United States, 2021 gateway page
- IAC’s Repository of Resources for Maintaining Immunization During the COVID-19 Pandemic gateway page
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) has also revised its one-page reference table Administering Vaccines: Dose, Route, Site, and Needle Size by adding the COVID-19 vaccines by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson).