The AAP has updated interim guidance on COVID testing, face masks, and MIS-C. Read further here.
"Just over 5,500 children have been diagnosed with MIS-C, according to the CDC. The AAP recommends delaying COVID-19 vaccination until these patients have recovered and for at least 90 days after their MIS-C diagnosis. Patients who have been treated with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma also should wait at least 90 days before being vaccinated."
Now that the COVID-19 vaccine is available to children ages 5 and up, pediatric practices need to prepare for the logistics of delivering the vaccine to patients. Here are some factors to consider and steps to take via PCC.
"Offering vaccines is a great way to maintain and establish deep connections with communities and individual families for years to come, and to offer a measure of comfort for nervous patients with the familiar faces of their favorite pediatricians and nurses. Patients who can depend on their pediatrician are more likely to reappear for the routine but critical preventive care that keeps kids healthy and happy."