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COVID Vaccine for Children

Here is the latest news on COVID vaccine in children.

Vaccines protect children from serious illness and hospitalization.

PAUSD requiring all students to be COVID vaccinated by July 2022. Link MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report) article here.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends booster shots no matter if you or your loves one received Pfizer, Modera, or the Janssen vaccine. The level of protection drops over time and a COVID booster is needed to maintain your body’s ability to fight the COVID virus and variants. Please consider getting booster shots. Link FDA article here.

We will update as more is known.

MMWR article – see link below:
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7042e1.htm

FDA newest post – see link below:
https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-takes-additional-actions-use-booster-dose-covid-19-vaccines

Meeting the Social and Emotional Needs of High Performing Students

Wednesday, Feb 10, 6 – 8 PM
25 Churchill (District Board Room), Palo Alto 
Social and emotional learning is critical to the success of youth. It a process through which youth acquire and effectively apply knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and handle emotions, set and accomplish goals, feel and demonstrate empathy for others, and develop and maintain positive relationships. This discussion will be led by nationally renowned Dr. Tracy L. Cross and will help parents deepen their understanding of: How to communicate with their youth, How to develop home environment in which youth feel genuinely supported and accepted, How to help students develop a healthy work/life balance.  Light refreshments and childcare (5 yr and older) available. Sponsored by PAUSD Student Service Office. Info: gdasilva@pausd.org or 650-833-4208

New Laws Affecting Immunizations Start In January

New Law (SB 277) Effective in 2016
Governor Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 277 on June 30, 2015. Starting in 2016, SB 277:
Will no longer permit immunization exemptions based on personal beliefs for children in child care and public and private schools;
Will permit personal belief exemptions filed at a school or child care facility before January 1, 2016 to remain valid until a pupil reaches kindergarten or 7th grade; Continue reading New Laws Affecting Immunizations Start In January