The one thing I would change about the content of this campaign is the final line. It states “if you have a question ask a doctor.” As much as I respect my physician colleagues, they are not the only experts. Healthcare professionals can answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for children. It is up to all of us to promote vaccine confidence. No one has more access to our nation’s 56 million children than the 96,000 school nurses on the frontlines of COVID in schools every single day.
Kids are irreplaceable. But 1 in 5 new COVID cases have been in kids. COVID vaccines prevent hospitalizations and serious illness in kids and others, even from the Delta variant. Find vaccines for everyone 5+ at https://www.vaccines.gov.
Published by Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN
Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN, is a Nationally Certified School Nurse (NCSN), currently in her 22nd year as a New Jersey school nurse in the Camden City School District. Robin is the Director for New Jersey to the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Board. She is proud to be a Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Fellow and past Program Mentor. Robin is the honored recipient of multiple awards for her work in school nursing and population health. These awards include, 2019 and 2020 National Association of School Nurses President’s Award, 2018 NCSN School Nurse of the Year, 2017 Johnson & Johnson School Nurse of the Year, and the New Jersey Department of Health 2017 Population Health Hero Award. Robin serves as faculty in the School Nurse Certificate Program at Rutgers University-Camden School of Nursing, where she teaches the next generation of school nurses. She was presented the 2018 Rutgers University – Camden Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award for Part-time Faculty. Robin writes a weekly blog called The Relentless School Nurse. She also writes a monthly column in My American Nurse, the official journal of the American Nurses Association. Robin’s work is included as a case study in The Future of Nursing Report 2020-2030. You can follow Robin on Twitter at @RobinCogan.
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