Children Need to Catch Up on Recommended Vaccines for School

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:

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).