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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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YouthHealthHub.org: What is it and why should I visit?

The School-Based Health Alliance Youth Development team consistently strives to put youth at the forefront of all that we do. Throughout our youth-centered programming, we often hear from young people about their desires for spaces to connect and learn from one another and health-focused youth-serving organizations. To address this, we created Youth Health Hub, a …

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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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