100+ Physicians & Providers Join Together to Max the Vax
Physicians and health care providers across Nebraska, including Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, have joined together to maximize vaccination rates for children and teens ages five and up.
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“Children’s has rallied our fellow physicians and providers statewide to help ‘Max the Vax,’” said Children’s Hospital and Medical Center President and CEO, Chanda Chacón, MPH, FACHE.
“Vaccination is the best tool to save lives and keep our loved ones safe from the virus. We encourage families to join us in maxing the vax by making an appointment for vaccination with their health care provider as soon as possible.”
Max the Vax provides families with ongoing vaccination resources and information straight from the source: Nebraska physicians and health care providers. The Max the Vax effort is funded by a grant from the Nebraska Department of Education, and includes Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, physicians and health care providers throughout the state—who are ready to help parents and guardians get answers and information about vaccination for children and teens.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, COVID-19 cases among children remain extremely high. More than 6.8 million children have tested positive for the virus since the onset of the pandemic. While most children and teens have mild symptoms, Max the Vax physicians and health care providers point to the risk of passing the virus onto those who could experience more severe symptoms as a key reason to become vaccinated as soon as possible.
“COVID-19 continues to impact the lives of every Nebraskan. The Nebraska Department of Education is committed to supporting Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and our statewide network of trusted physicians and health care providers to educate and inform parents about the vaccine for children,” said Nebraska Commissioner of Education, Matthew L. Blomstedt, Ph.D. “Keeping our students healthy and in school is of paramount importance to families and our community.”
In addition to scheduling vaccinations through physicians and health care providers, several Nebraska schools have set up regular vaccination clinics to give busy, working parents an easier pathway to schedule vaccination for family members.
“We want parents to know they have a great resource in their child’s school and family health care providers to gain the information and care they need to keep themselves and their children healthy,” said Dr. Blomstedt.