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Dear Colleague Letter: Biden Administration Push for Additional Vaccination Sites for Children Ages 5-11

Find a copy of the signed letter from Secretaries Becerra and Cardona here. Dear Colleagues: Thank you for all you have done for children and families since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. You have worked incredibly hard to get schools reopened and keep them opened, meet students’ needs, and address the impacts of COVID-19 …

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Innovative Strategies for Leveraging Schools as COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

Introduction In May 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the emergency use of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents aged 12-17. To date, adolescents’ vaccination rates have continued to lag those of adults, with 33.2 percent of 12- to 15-year-olds and 43.8 percent of 16- to 17-year-olds fully vaccinated as of August 21, 2021. While the …

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Advancing Children’s Health: Promoting COVID-19 Vaccination and Mitigation Measures

The Vaccine Equity Cooperative facilitated a diverse working group of subject matter experts which produced a set of detailed recommendations for the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5-11 years old. The recommendations were shared with leaders from a number of federal agencies to positive feedback, and are reflected in many places within …

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Visit the Newly Updated SchoolSafety.gov

The Federal School Safety Clearinghouse is excited to share that a new version of SchoolSafety.gov is now live. The updated site reflects a streamlined design and encompasses new topics, subtopics, and resources to address a broader range of school safety threats and issues. In addition to its existing suite of tools and resources, the updated site now …

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Biden Administration Announces Update on Operational Planning for COVID-⁠19 Vaccinations for Kids Ages 5-11

Administration to Make Vaccination Convenient, Easily Accessible, and Free for Kids Ages 5-11 if Authorized by the FDA and CDC Since taking office, President Biden has mobilized a whole-of-government effort to get Americans vaccinated and end the pandemic. Today, 2 in 3 eligible individuals – 189 million Americans – are fully vaccinated. That’s an increase …

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Thriving Schools Integrated Assessment Launch

Healthier Generation and Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools launched the Thriving Schools Integrated Assessment (TSIA) last week.  Many of you contributed to the work as early through partners through to the launch, making this resource infinitely better.  Thank you for your partnership! Schools and districts can use the Thriving Schools Integrated Assessment to quickly and easily identify strengths …

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