NAPNAP to Host Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccine

NAPNAP to Host Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccine
Organization seeks to provide accurate, timely information to health care leaders.

NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2020 – As companies around the world are working to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, conflicting and potentially misleading information spread through social media has led to an increased level of uncertainty about what is accurate and what to expect related to vaccine development and distribution. In response, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) is hosting a TeamPeds Town Hall event: COVID-19 Update and Vaccine Development.

“This event is an excellent and timely opportunity for health care providers, parents, caregivers and other stakeholders to break through the noise  to hear the most up-to-date, evidence-based information regarding COVID-19 vaccine development and distribution from an expert pediatric nurse leader,” said NAPNAP President Jessica Peck, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP.

The virtual event will be hosted on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. ET. Infectious disease and immunology expert Patsy Stinchfield, MSN, CPNP, CIC, will discuss the virus, immune response nuances, what types of platforms are being considered and how the high need global vaccine may be fairly distributed.

Ms. Stinchfield is a widely recognized specialist in vaccine-preventable diseases, having served as the first nurse voting member of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) where she continues as a liaison representing the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.  She is a long-time member of the CDC’s ACIP Influenza Working Group, the Pediatric Schedule group and Combination Vaccine working group.

The event is available for free to both members and non-members of NAPNAP and media are encouraged to attend. Participants can RSVP by clicking here: https://fs12.formsite.com/NAPNAPCE/dff7s1ea4w/index.html?1599583766634.

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The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) is the nation’s only professional association for pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) dedicated to improving the quality of health care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults. Representing more than 8,000 healthcare practitioners with 18 special interest groups and 53 chapters, NAPNAP has been advocating for children’s health since 1973 and was the first APRN society in the U.S. Our mission is to empower pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses and key partners to optimize child and family health. www.NAPNAP.org

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