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Page last updated 12/21/2022

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 December 20,  more than 99.9 million COVID-19 cases and more than 1.08 million deaths have been reported, according to Johns Hopkins University. Among children, more than 15.1 million cases have been reported as of Dec. 15, representing 18.2% of cases according to AAP data. For the current week ending December 15, this portion of reported cases that were children was 13.2% (children, under age 18, make up 22.2% of the US population). Reported cases are likely a substantial undercount of COVID-19 cases among children. Read more here.

As of December 14, about 30.5 million US children under age 18 have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 68% of 12-17 year-olds. Of these, 15.2 million children and adolescents ages 12-17 are fully vaccinated, representing 58% of 12-17 year-olds. Among children ages 5-11, 11 million children have received at least 1 dose representing 38% of 5-11 year-olds, and 9 million children 5-11 (32%) are fully vaccinated. Roughly 4.9% of children ages 2-4 and 3% of children under 2 have completed a primary series, according to the CDC.

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 - (updated 12/15/2022)


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 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.



Recent News and Updates

For more on vaccines, visit Vaccine News and Updates


With the release of the CDC's new Community Levels risk measures in February 2022, the CDC relaxed its mask guidance. According to CDC guidance as of October 2022, to this guidance, masks are recommended 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. Policies for use of masks in school nurse offices should follow recommendations outlined in the Infection Control: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) guidance. Children should return to full-time in-person learning in the fall with layered prevention strategies in place.


Communications Toolkits and Printable Materials

TPS Resources

Webinars and Learning Opportunities


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


Practice Finances

Well Child Visits



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