Vaccine Digest | Volume 1
– CDC Updates on Mask Policies
– Addressing Vaccines in the Youth Population
– Pediatric Vaccination Toolkit
– Debunking Myths and Facts: Teens and Vaccines
With the recent surge in vaccinations, the CDC released new guideline for masking on May 13,2021. The website reads, “fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance”. Click HERE to learn more.
CDC Recommends Vaccines for Children and Teens
Research has shown that children can be infected with COVID-19 or spread the virus to others. With this knowledge in mind, the CDC encourages parents to get their children vaccinated. Click HERE to read more.
To get your child vaccinated:
- Check your local pharmacy’s website to see if vaccination walk-ins or appointments are available.
- Check with your child’s healthcare provider about whether they offer COVID-19 vaccination.
- Contact your state or local health department for more information.
What's The Media Saying?
To Mask or Not To Mask?
USA Today discusses the many concerns that private businesses have expressed, regarding the CDC’s mask update. “As a destination for COVID vaccine and testing we have decided to keep our current face covering policy in place for the time being,” Walgreens spokesperson Emily Hartwig-Mekstan said in a statement to USA TODAY. “The safety of our team members and customers is our top priority and will continue to guide our decision process.” Click HERE to find more information on how business are responding to CDC’s mask mandate, or lack thereof.
Why are Doctor’s Recommending Children Get Vaccinated?
A journalist from the New York Times explores the many reason’s doctors are encouraging parents to get their children vaccinated. “Hormones related to puberty should not change the immune response, or the side effect profile of this vaccine,” Dr. Talib said. In trials, the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine was extremely effective for children 12-15 — there were zero breakthrough infections among the kids who received the inoculation.” Click HERE to learn more about what the specialists recommend.
Myths and Facts | Teens and Vaccines
Now that there are authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines for children and teens in the United States, accurate vaccine information is critical and can help stop common myths and rumors. Click HERE to get the facts about vaccines, once and for all!
Pediatric Healthcare Professionals COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkit
AMHP is sure that our Pediatric Professionals will be facing a lot of questions around the conversation of vaccinating children and teens. So, we have linked a CDC toolkit to help guide the discussion in an effective and productive manner, Click HERE to view.
Faith leaders, faith communities, and medical professionals are leading efforts to respond, recover from the unprecedented health crises facing our nation and the world. Now, equipped with a life-saving vaccine, we have the chance to bring this devastating, and all the suffering it has caused, to an end.
Now is the time to partake in open and honest dialogue between faith leaders and county, state and national health officials to identify opportunities for faith-based institutions to further engage and support local communities to increase vaccination rates.
Join Faiths4Vaccines at the National Summit for the largest multi-faith gathering to support equitable and far-reaching vaccine distribution in the United States. Faith leaders and faith-based organizations in attendance will receive training, resources and empowerment to engage their communities to ensure equitable vaccine access, combat hesitancy and potentially use their houses of worship as vaccination sites. Register HERE.
For further questions
please contact Yameen Saima, AMHP’s Vaccine Outreach Coordinator,