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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

Registration for the 21st Annual MIAP Pediatric Immunization Skills Building Conference is open!

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (#NIAM16)!

August 22, 2016: This week in NIAM#16 highlights the importance of vaccination for preteens and teens. Preteens and teens need vaccines to protect against meningococcal disease; cancer-causing HPV infections; tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough; and seasonal flu.  CDC resources for providers to share with parents: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/diseases/teen/index.html.   ‪#‎NIAM16 ‪#‎VaxWithMe

Upcoming Immunization Initiative Webinars

Update: Interim Guidance for the Evaluation and Management of  Infants with Possible Congenital Zika  Virus Infection – United States, August 2016. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), Early Release /August 19, 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.