CAN Health & Wellness Newsletter – Promoting COVID-19 Vaccines through School Sites
November 23, 2021
Welcome to another issue of our revamped Health & Wellness Newsletter! In this installment, we continue to share content surrounding the Whole Child Health and Wellness Vision as well as other approaches that prioritize the cumulative wellness of students in our Expanded Learning programs. As schools navigate the new changes concerning COVID-19 vaccines and the overall health and wellbeing of their students, being informed is a priority.
This newsletter shares a variety of resources on how students can continue to go to school safely in person, including updates from CDE regarding school-site vaccination centers and how out-of-school time programs can support COVID-19 vaccination rates.
If you would like more resources you can utilize, explore our COVID-19 Resource Center.
Thank you for all you do to create conditions for young people to thrive!
CDE has released updates in school health.
COVID-19 Vaccines now distributed to children ages five to eleven
The director of the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed a recommendation to vaccinate children five to eleven. Schools are now able to promote Pfizer as safe and effective to those in the age range.
How to Create School Site Vaccination Events
The Child Nutrition Act, the law that governs school food for millions of students, will soon come up for reauthorization. As this important debate heats up, Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) is hosting Change for Good School Forum: The Future of School Food, a dialogue with national leaders about what’s next for school food, what’s at stake, and a first look at the Cooking up Change Showcase.
Mind Out Loud & Wellness Together announced Mind Out Loud, a virtual event for students to discuss mental health issues.
The event will be on March 12th, 2022 at 10 AM PST on Zoom. Register here.
The California School-Based Health Alliance’s 2022 School Health Conference will be at the University of Redlands in San Bernardino.
There will be an evening reception on Thursday, April 28th with a full-day conference on April 29th.