Doctors and health care providers in Nebraska are joining together to encourage vaccination of children and adolescents against COVID-19.
OMAHA – Doctors and health care providers in Nebraska unite to encourage vaccination of children and adolescents against COVID-19.
On Tuesday, more than 100 providers signed a statement supporting immunization of children aged five and older. The statement is part of the new Max the Vax effort, which aims to keep children safe and maximize their future.
Countryside website offers educational resources and a list of places to get vaccinated. Children’s hospital president and CEO Chanda ChacÃ³n said as of December 1, 82,320 children and adolescents in Nebraska have been vaccinated.
“This initiative was developed to provide families with immunization resources and information straight from the source: doctors and health care providers in Nebraska, the experts they know and trust,” said Chacon.
The campaign says that even though cases of serious illness remain low for children and adolescents, experts fear that young people will spread the virus to more vulnerable people. The American Academy of Pediatrics says more than 6.8 million children have tested positive since the start of the pandemic.
The campaign is funded by a grant from the Nebraska Department of Education.