COVID-19 Overview and Update Local Resources and Information
During this unprecedented occasion, recommendations for COVID-19 are changing almost daily, and it can be overwhelming to stay informed on the latest updates. AAP-OC serves as a communication resource to help our pediatric providers stay updated on key health issues affecting our community. Here we have pulled the most updated information to provide our members practical guidelines & key local resources in Orange County on COVID-19.
California has launched My Turn, a new system for Californians to learn when they are eligible to be vaccinated, a place to make an appointment when eligible and a mechanism to easily track vaccination data.
Safety protocols should determine school reopening, not community case rates. California Pediatricians Urge Collaboration for Prompt Safe Return to In-Person Learning
Detect and Connect OC Shares Parent Well Child One-Pagers
It’s been almost a year since COVID-19 started, and your little one has grown so much in 1 year. For growing babies and kids, that is too long to wait without a visit to the healthcare provider to check on little hearts, heads, and bodies. Now is the time to safely catch up on well child checks because your child’s health and development can not wait. If you have lost your insurance, the Community Health Initiative of Orange County can help you find coverage and a healthcare provider over the phone. Just call 1-855-927-8333.
Detect & Connect OC developed parent-facing messaging promoting the importance and safety of well child visits. Both versions are also available in Chinese, Farsi, Korean, and Arabic. Contact email@example.com for more versions.
The call has gone out to Southern California children to participate in clinical trials for the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. If all goes as planned, kids could get the shot by the summer, according to the president of the Orange County chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
“The vaccines are not approved by the F.D.A. until we are confident in the safety,” said Dr. Kate Williamson, a pediatrician at Mission Hospital. “I feel very confident that we are going to be in that place in the near future.”
We face significant challenges as we collaborate to re-open schools as safely as possible with the latest COVID-19 information. School Nurses are critical in the planning and implementing protocols and procedures as well as monitoring the health of students, faculty and staff.
The 500 members of the American Academy of Pediatrics — Orange County Chapter, are united in their commitment to ensure that school re-entry promotes the overall health and safety of children, teachers, school nurses and all school-related staff.
At CHOC Children’s, we know you want to provide your patients the very best care every day, especially during these uncertain times. CHOC has been in close contact with local, state and federal authorities to stay up to date with the latest outbreak information and ensure we’re following the best practices to limit the spread of COVID-19.
The AAP-OC Chapter and its members speak out in support of Nichole Quick, MD, the Orange County Public Health Officer, and we are saddened by the circumstances prompting her resignation. This is a great loss for our community.