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LAC DPH Information: Understanding CA Child Care and School Immunization Requirements and Medical Exemptions

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This message is intended for primary care physicians as well as other health care professionals in Los Angeles County who provide pediatric and adolescent vaccinations.  Please distribute as appropriate. 

New article with free CME  

Understanding CA Child Care and School Immunization Requirements and Medical Exemptions.

This article is designed to help health care providers understand and navigate California’s childcare and school immunization requirements and use an evidence based approach to immunizations and medical exemptions to ensure the best health for their patients.   

Topics addressed include immunization requirements for childcare and school attendance, medical exemptions, guidance for contraindications and precautions, clinical and other considerations for COVID-19 immunizations, and reporting of possible vaccine adverse events.  

Click here to read the article.    

Continuing Medical Education  

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

For more information, visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/cme/VaccineRx/     

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