COVID-19 Resources

Texas COVID-19 Updates  Vaccines
Webinars and Learning Opportunities AAP Updates
Therapeutics Practice Finances
Recent News and Updates Telemedicine
Schools Testing
Communication Toolkits and Printable Materials Well Child Visits
TPS Resources Archived Resources (2020)
Masks PPE
Variants  

Page last updated 7/6/2022

AAP Critical Updates on COVID-19

Find resources on COVID-19 vaccines information and policies, interim guidance for care, data reports on Children, COVID, and vaccines, help for pediatric practices, town hall sessions, advocacy resources, and more. Visit the main COVID-19 Updates page here

As of June 30, about 75,999 child COVID-19 cases were reported in the U.S., with children representing 18.7% of the weekly reported cases. Since the beginning of the pandemic, children represented 19% of total cumulated cases (over 13.77 million child cases). Read more here. As of June 29, about 27.5 million US children under age 18 have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 69% of 12-17 year-olds. Of these, 14.9 million children and adolescents ages 12-17 are fully vaccinated, representing 59% of 12-17 year-olds. Among children ages 5-11, 10.2 million children have received at least 1 dose representing 36% of 5-11 year-olds, and 8.3 million children 5-11 (29%) are fully vaccinated. However, child vaccination rates vary widely across states. Read more here.

Project Firstline is a CDC national training collaborative offering timely infection control training to front-line health care workers and the public health workforce in the fight against infectious disease threats.

Texas COVID Updates

COVID-19 State Profile Report - Texas - HealthData.gov (updated 5/31/2022)

Vaccines

Visit the TPS COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Page for more information.

COVID-19 vaccines are widely available in the United States. Everyone aged 5 years and older should get a COVID-19 vaccination. With the expansion of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine’s Emergency Use Authorization to include adolescents ages 5 years and older, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Immunization Unit is encouraging all pediatric providers to enroll in the COVID-19 Vaccine Program. All interested pediatric providers should enroll now at EnrollTexasIZ.dshs.texas.gov. Read more about COVID-19 Pediatric Provider Enrollment here.
 
AAP supports the coadministration of routine childhood and adolescent immunizations with COVID-19 vaccines to ensure children remain up-to-date on immunizations. AAP flu recommendations also allow for the coadministration of flu vaccines with COVID-19 vaccines.

Therapeutics

Variants

Recent News and Updates

For more on vaccines, visit Vaccine News and Updates

Schools

With the release of the CDC's new Community Levels risk measures in February 2022, the CDC relaxed its mask guidance. According to this guidance, masks should be worn when Community Levels are High. The CDC does state that some community settings (such as schools) might include additional layers of protection based on the setting. As of July 27, 2021, the CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. Children should return to full-time in-person learning in the fall with layered prevention strategies in place.

Masks

Communications Toolkits and Printable Materials

TPS Resources

Webinars and Learning Opportunities

Telemedicine

Below are tools for implementing telemedicine including resources on payment, coding, vendor selection, and execution.

Testing

Practice Finances

Well Child Visits

PPE

 

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