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The Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental and social health for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. To this end, the members of the Academy dedicate their efforts and resources.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (#NIAM16)

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IMMUNIZATION

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Watch for updates throughout the month! #NIAM16 #VaxWithMe
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niam.html

CDC is sponsoring a #NIAM16 Thunderclap on August 17. Click here for more information on how you can participate!

Upcoming Immunization Initiative Webinars

Update: Interim Guidance for Providers Caring for Pregnant Women with Possible Zika Virus Exposure – United States, July 2016. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), Early Release / July 25, 2016 / 65

Immunization Newsletter, MDPH Immunization Program, Spring-Summer 2016

ACIP Votes Against Use LAIV for the 2016-17 Flu Season, CDC, June 22, 2016

Clinical Advisory – Zika Virus, MDPH, updated June 1, 2016

Guide to Collection, Handling and Shipping of Zika Virus Diagnostic Specimens, MDPH, 6-1-16

Clinical Alert – Measles, MDPH, May 12, 2016

2016 Immunization Schedules, CDC, February 2016

CME OPPORTUNITIES

2015 Teleconference Program The Massachusetts Chapter and Connecticut Chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics Click here for upcoming programs: www.ct-aap.org

HEALTH CARE REFORM

ARRA AND MEANINGFUL USE

Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Grant (CHIPRA) in MA MEDICAL HOME

THE FOUNDATION

  • The Pediatric Foundation of Massachusetts is now accepting tax-exempt donations for projects that benefit the children of Massachusetts and in some cases, internationally. To donate via PayPal click on: PayPal
Upcoming Events
Here are the events for this month. For a full list of calendar events, click here.