The Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP) launches Illinois Vaccinates Against COVID-19 (I-VAC) to support providers and provider organizations in the expansion of COVID-19 vaccine administration in Illinois.The fight against COVID-19 has entered a more hopeful and productive phase due to the availability and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines. Healthcare providers are trusted sources on vaccines, primary care practices and hospitals are essential in continuing the vaccination effort in Illinois.
ICAAP has been awarded a five-million-dollar contract from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to support the expansion of COVID-19 vaccine administration into routine patient care workflows in primary care settings, hospital urgent care centers and upon hospital discharge. The goal of I-VAC is to ensure Illinoisians are being immunized at every opportunity and providers are prepared to immunize all eligible age-groups, which now includes 5- to 11-year-olds. ICAAP’s President, Mary Dobbins, MD, shares, “It’s exciting for
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