PatientPoint Announces Initiative with American Academy of Pediatrics to Offer COVID-19 Vaccine Education in Pediatrician Offices
AAP to Share Vaccine Education Materials with Families Through PatientPoint Technology in Pediatric Practices
PatientPoint and AAP’s vaccine education initiative arrives just weeks after the official recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of a COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 and older in pediatric practices. Educational content from AAP that will be featured on the PatientPoint platform will include posts urging families to talk to their child’s pediatrician or health care provider about why and how their eligible children can be vaccinated.
“The COVID-19 vaccine will protect the health of children and give us all more confidence and optimism about the future,” said AAP President Lee Savio Beers, MD, FAAP. “Through our work with PatientPoint, we will share educational videos and other resources with families about the COVID-19 vaccine in physician offices, encouraging them to have those important discussions with their trusted pediatricians about vaccinating their child.”
PatientPoint will provide AAP COVID-19 vaccine education on its Wait-Time Communication Platform and Interact Exam Room Platform in more than 3,000 pediatric offices, as well as in a number of adult specialties, including primary care and women’s health. The content will be updated in the coming months with new information on COVID vaccines and other topics relevant to children’s health.
“PatientPoint is proud to partner with the American Academy of Pediatrics to bring important information about the highly anticipated COVID-19 vaccine to families through their child’s trusted healthcare provider,” said Kate Merz, Executive Vice President of Content & Creative from PatientPoint. “We look forward to continuing to work with AAP to provide timely, accurate information on these and other critical child health topics to parents at every point of concern.”
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