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Nov 8, 2021
Healthcare staffing leader providing access to pediatric nurses for schools around the country to administer shots November 08, 2021 08:03 AM Eastern Standard Time LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y.--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- ATC Healthcare , the industry-leader in medical staffing franchising, today announced the immediate availability of staffing resources to help administer COVID-19 vaccines to newly eligible students in local school districts. The program launch comes on the heels of the Food and Drug Administration’s authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for emergency use in children ages 5 to 11. ATC Healthcare, through its national network of staffing franchises is able to efficiently provide nurses and healthcare personnel to school districts in need of a partner to deploy on-site vaccination programs. ATC is experienced in providing qualified personnel for COVID testing and COVID vaccination in healthcare settings and has done so throughout the pandemic. The CDC recommends school districts partner with local providers to handle vaccine administration, including on-site set-up, clinical and administrative staffing, administration of vaccines, documentation, and post-vaccination monitoring. “The message to school district leaders is this: you need an established, experienced and qualified COVID vaccination partner to provide nurses in your schools right away,” said David Savitsky, chief executive officer at ATC Healthcare. “ATC is the right partner for this critical task. We were among the largest providers of staff for vaccination clinics nationwide this year, and we have experienced pediatric nurses available to work in U.S. schools within a matter of days.” In the weeks ahead, The White House administration plans to set up vaccination sites at hundreds of schools. Under the plan, the administration will work with state and local leaders to make the vaccine available at more than 25,000 pediatricians' offices and primary care sites and 100 children's hospital systems as well as pharmacies, schools and community health centers. The administration also will roll out a national public education campaign to inform parents and guardians about the vaccine and solicit questions. Children ages 5 to 11 account for roughly 9% of all reported COVID cases in the U.S., according to data presented to the committee by the FDA on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. The number of new Covid cases in kids remains exceptionally high, with more than 1.1 million child cases added over the past six weeks, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. In fact, COVID-19 is the eighth-highest killer of children in the new vaccination age group over the past year, according to Dr. Amanda Cohn, a top CDC vaccine official. “Schools around the country are going to need extra staff to meet the vaccination demands, and with the announcement of our new pediatric vaccination program, ATC is in a prime position to provide that support,” said Savitsky.