On June 22, 2016 ACIP announced recommendations for the 2016-17 influenza season. Live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as the "nasal spray" flu vaccine, should not be used during the 2016-2017 flu season. AAP endorsed those recommendations. On June 27, 2016, Dr. Remley (AAP CEO) offered further guidance to practices.

ACTION STEPS FOR PRACTICE CONSIDERATION FROM PA AAP

  • Read the ACIP and AAP statements and inform your staff
  • Pre-book extra injectables NOW
  • Cancel your intranasal orders NOW (also tell staff NOT to respond to confirmations on your pre-booked FluMist or you may be financially responsible)
  • For VFC orders: Find your order form that was already submitted, cross out FluMist, change your order numbers for the other injectable flu vaccines and re-fax your order form ASAP to VFC

Infant Safe Sleep

The goal of this project is to educate health care providers about the safe sleep message and stress the urgency of the message in specific high risk areas in Philadelphia where sleep related infant deaths are most likely to occur.

Program Director: Eileen Tyrala, MD
Senior Program Assistant: Iris Colon-Burchette
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Additional Info

  • Funded by CJ Foundation for SIDS and Cribs For Kids®

Next CME Licensure Cycle Ends: December 31, 2016

Websites you should visit

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center
http://www.chop.edu/service/vaccine-education-center/home.html

PA School Immunization Requirements
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/immunizations/14141/school_children_immunizations/557995

Get Active! Find a park and have family fun outdoors: PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/

Eat Healthy!
http://www.choosemyplate.gov/

Choosing Quality Child Care
http://papromiseforchildren.com/choose-a-quality-program/

The AAP is organized into state chapters and chapters are clustered into districts. Pennsylvania is in District III. To connect with your national AAP District III Section on Medical Students, Residents and Fellowship Trainees (SOMSRFT) representatives:
http://www2.aap.org/sections/ypn/r/resident/districts/districtiii.html

AAP – Section on Medical Students, Residents and Fellowship Trainees
Medical Students: http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/Committees-Councils-Sections/Medical-Students/Pages/default.aspx

The AAP is organized into state chapters and chapters are clustered into districts. Pennsylvania is in District III. To connect with your national AAP District III Section on Medical Students, Residents and Fellowship Trainees (SOMSRFT) medical student representative:
http://www2.aap.org/sections/ypn/r/resident/districts/districtiii.html