According to the CDC you can now co-administer routine vaccines and COVID-19 vaccines simultaneously without regard to timing. Patients are being encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to be protected against both the flu and COVID-19 after a meeting of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) in which the committee gave its stamp of approval for children as young as 12 to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
They further recommend administering each injection in a different injection site if multiple vaccines are administered at a single visit. Best practices include:
- Labeling each syringe with the name and dosage of the vaccine, lot number, etc
- Separate injection sites by 1” or more, if possible
- Administer the COVID-19 vaccines and vaccines that may be more likely to cause a local reaction in different limbs, if possible
For more information, please visit the CDC website on COVID-19 Vaccines.
CPP will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, October 19 at 12pm EDT. Cathy Homick, office manager at Hillard Pediatrics in Ohio will share her office’s experience administering the COVID-19 vaccine to their patient families and the community. She is going to share the successes, lessons learned and future outlook.
To register visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6558520207617389324
We hope you can join us!