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TPS Offers Immunizations and Back-to-Office Resources

Date: 05/27/20

A majority of pediatric practices have experienced a dramatic decrease in the volume of patients they treat each day, as a result of stay-at-home orders rolled out in March due to COVID-19. Because of this decrease, vaccination rates have plummeted nationwide as parents cancelled well-child visits to avoid exposure to the virus. Texas Pediatric Society (TPS) recently launched an Immunizations and Back-to-Office campaign to assist practices in getting patients back into the office.

A resource made available to providers through this campaign is the Immunizations and Back-to-Office Resource Toolkit. This toolkit contains samples of letters, emails and social media campaigns practices can utilize to help spread the word that offices are open, as well communicate the importance of keeping kids healthy during this time.

Additional Resources

TPS recently offered an Implementing the Child Psychiatry Access Network for Pediatricians (CPAN) webinar. The 86th Texas Legislature created the CPAN to expand access to consultation and telehealth supports for pediatricians treating children and youth with mental health needs, as well as their families. Learn more about CPAN’s implementation and how to utilize it in your practice through this webinar featuring guest speakers David Lakey, MD; Laurel Williams, DO; and Nhung Tran, MD.

To access this webinar and resources, please visit the following links:

For additional information regarding COVID-19, please visit the Foster Care Texas Coronavirus Updates webpage.