KAAP Vaccine Liaison
KAAP is ready to support pediatricians in all of their vaccination questions and needs. Shanna Peters is the new KAAP Vaccine Liaison. She is available to help KAAP members implement the COVID-19 vaccine into their practices and increase overall vaccination rates. You can reach Shanna at firstname.lastname@example.org. or drop in through Zoom during her office hours on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. starting on August 4.
Zoom link; https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85272156141
Enrolling as a COVID Vaccine Provider in Kansas
We hope that KAAP members will begin offering COVID vaccines to patients in their practices. Please complete the COVID-19 Vaccination Provider Agreement. Instructions and a checklist can be found here. The process can take a few weeks to complete, so please follow the instructions closely to avoid any errors or required resubmissions.
Children 5-11 years old
Vaccines for children ages 5-11 years can be ordered through the regular survey link and will be distributed by KDHE for those clinics that did not pre-book the 300 dose shipper. Clinics may order just one vial, based on what they estimate will be distributed. The pediatric vaccines will have an orange cap and label to distinguish them from the adolescent/adult formulation.
A quick reference guide that summarizes the dosage and storage conditions can be found here.
KAAP COVID-19 Vaccine Town Halls
Many KAAP members have started giving the COVID-19 vaccine to patients in their pediatric practices. We provided an opportunity to talk through what is working and what isn’t working, and to answer any questions they may have.
Recorded November 10, 2021
Recorded September 30, 2021
What we know so far about the reports of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) after the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine, as well as a possible COVID-19 vaccine booster dose for immunocompromised persons CDC’s expert advisory committee (ACIP) met today to review the data from the rare cases of GBS after COVID-19 vaccination and to discuss the current research around an additional COVID-19 vaccine dose for certain immunocompromised people. Read the full summary from Vaccinate Your Family (ACIP Meeting July 2021)
Information Campaign Resources and Tool Kits
Communicating About Vaccination in the United States: A FrameWorks Strategic Brief (Report FrameWorks Institute
UNITY -United for Adolescent Vaccination Don’t Wait. Vaccinate. campaign
Social media toolkit from the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP)
The toolkit includes COVID-19 vaccine-related content created for an audience of young people and adults working with youth for use on social media channels. Social Media Messages (Word doc) Download images (Google Drive)
COVID Vaccine Resources
AAP offers information to help practices administer the COVID-19 vaccine to children and teens, ages 5 and up. For questions or comments related to the vaccine, please email COVIDemail@example.com.
- AAP.org: COVID-19 Vaccine: What Pediatricians Can Do Now
- AAP.org: COVID-19 Vaccine Implementation in Pediatric Practices
- AAP.org: COVID-19 Vaccine Administration: Getting Paid
- AAP.org: Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Through Pediatric Practices
- AAP.org: About the COVID-19 Vaccine: Frequently Asked Questions
- AAP.org: COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Campaign Toolkit
- AAP.org: Becoming a COVID-19 Vaccinator Video Series
- AAP.org: Children and COVID-19 Vaccination Trends
- Free PediaLink Course: Effective COVID-19 Vaccine Conversations
- HealthyChildren.org: The Science Behind COVID-19 Vaccines: Parent FAQs
- HealthyChildren.org: Taking the Fear and Pain Out of Needles – for Your Child and You
- HealthyChildren.org: Ask the Pediatrician: My child is about to turn 12. Which COVID-19 vaccine should they get?
- Animated video on YouTube: COVID-19 and kids: How mRNA vaccines work
- Animated video on YouTube: How mRNA COVID-19 vaccines were developed
- FAQs for Pregnant, Postpartum and Infant Populations
- FAQs for Pregnant, Postpartum and Infant Populations (Spanish)
- Interim Guidance for Maternal and Child Health Services in the Perinatal Period
- Answering Patient’s Questions About COVID-19 Vaccine & Vaccination (CDC)
- Children and COVID-19 Vaccination Trends (AAP)
- COVID-19 Vaccine Quick Reference Guide for Healthcare Professionals (CDC)
- COVID-19 Vaccines in Children and Adolescents (AAP Policy Statement)
- Communicating about FDA Approval to Build Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines (pdf)
- COVID-19 Vaccine Training Modules (invitation to register from Children’s Mercy Hospital)
- COVID-19 Vaccine Resources (National Rural Health Association)
- How to talk to your patients about COVID-19 Vaccination (CDC)
- Teens’ Top COVID-10 Vaccine Questions Answered Video (Children’s Mercy)
Vaccines for Children (VFC)
View Kansas county-level data for non-influenza VFC doses ordered in 2020 and Jan-May 2021 compared with 2017-2019 averages. Thanks to the KDHE Kansas Immunization Program and IKC for sharing this CDC report.
More Immunization Resources
- CDC Digital Media Toolkit: 2021-22 Flu Season
- Immunize Kansas Coalition
- Immunize Kansas Coalition Education Modules
- Podcast: YANSS 213 – How to improve your chances of nudging the vaccine hesitant away from hesitancy and toward vaccination
- Project VCTR
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