Below are answers from AAP and CDC experts on some of the most frequently asked questions about how to prevent, recognize, test for and treat monkeypox.
Other resources from the CDC and AAP include:
- AAP News: CDC: Students Exposed to Monkeypox Can Attend School, Those Infected Should Stay Home
- Red Book Online: Monkeypox Virus Outbreak
- HealthyChildren.org: What is Monkeypox?
- CDC: Monkeypox Resources and Information
- CDC: Monkeypox Cases by Age and Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Symptoms
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For Providers: COVID-19 And MIS-C Testing At Children’s Hospital & Medical Center: Testing and MISC screening information (1/22)
AAP Updated Pandemic Guidance on School & Sports: Interim guidance for schools and returning to sports (1/22)
HealthyChildren.org Article: Face Masks for Children During COVID-19
Lessons Learned From the Pediatric Overflow Planning Contingency Response Network: A Transdisciplinary Virtual Collaboration Addressing Health System Fragmentation and Disparity During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Lessons Learned From COVID-19:
A Practical Guide for Pediatric Facility Preparedness and
These CDC resources include guidance for pediatric providers as well as articles and resources to educate parents.
After working to carry forward COVID-19 vaccine recommendations for adolescents 12 years and older, Amanda Cohn, M.D., FAAP, expressed relief at being able to take her daughter to receive her first dose.
Dr. Cohn, executive secretary of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), joined an AAP town hall that provided updates on COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents and discussed myths circulating online. Also participating in the virtual meeting were Yvonne “Bonnie” Maldonado, M.D., FAAP, chair of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases (COID), and Anne R. Edwards, M.D., FAAP, AAP chief population health officer.
The AAP and CDC recently released recommendations on the use of COVID-19 vaccines in children and adolescents. Both organizations support coadministration of COVID-19 vaccine with other routine child and adolescent vaccines….