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AAPVT Signs on with Vermont Medical Organizations Urging Continued Masking in Schools

August 31, 2021 - The American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter, Vermont Medical Society, Vermont Academy of Family Physicians, and the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital urge continued universal masking in schools to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and promote a healthy, safe, and productive school year.

Read Full Statement Here

AAPVT Feedback on Return to School Guidance

We fully support the administration’s emphasis on getting students in-person full-time this year and with the recommendation that schools require universal masking of all students and staff regardless of vaccination status in the first few weeks of school.

AAPVT Holds Family Forums on COVID-19 Vaccine for Adolescents

The goal of these forums is to provide factual information on the COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents and have a conversation with families. 

Pediatricians and Family Physicians are privileged to be a trusted source of information around vaccination and the COVID-19 vaccine is no different. Protecting children and adolescents from vaccine-preventable illnesses is a top priority for primary care practitioners and they are ready to counsel families on this important decision.

Support Access to Full Gender Care

The American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter and University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, joined by the Vermont Medical Society, Vermont Academy of Family Physicians, Vermont Psychiatric Association, Vermont American Academy of Emergency Physicians and the Physician Assistant Academy of Vermont denounce the large number of legislative proposals throughout the nation that will harm transgender and gender diverse youth. Every individual is entitled to high quality evidence-based medical care regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

Chapter Immediate Past President Dr. Jill Rinehart discusses prioritizing in person learning

 

mychamplainvalley.com:  As Vermont schools plan to reopen next month, some pediatricians are calling on districts to prioritize full-time, in-person learning at the elementary level, as well as for students with special needs.

The American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter (AAPVT) believes the health risks of reopening schools need to be weighed with the developmental risks of limiting in-person classes.

AAPVT Chapter President Speaks at Governors Press Conference on Prioritizing In Person Learning

Rebecca Bell spoke eloquently on the science and Vermonts unique position to be able to prioritze in person learning for preschool through grade 5.

A link to the press conference will be forthcoming

AAPVT and VMS statement on the failure of marijuana legalization

The American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter (AAPVT) and Vermont Medical Society (VMS) are pleased that our policymakers have chosen not to pass legislation legalizing marijuana at this time, and we thank them for their commitment to the health of Vermont’s citizens, especially its children. 

AAPVT statement on Gov. Scott's veto of marijuana legalization

MAY 21, 2017

The American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter (AAPVT) applauds Gov. Phil Scott’s decision to veto legislation legalizing marijuana in Vermont.  

As numerous health experts testified throughout the legislative session, legalizing recreational marijuana would have created substantial risks to the health and development of Vermont’s children and adolescents, and normalized use of the drug in ways that had great potential to increase youth use rates.  

Marijuana legalization passes legislature, heads to Gov. Scott's desk

With the House and Senate’s passage of S.22, a bill that legalizes the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana and two mature (and four immature) marijuana plants per household, marijuana legalization now moves to the Governor’s office

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August 31, 2021 - The American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter, Vermont Medical...

We fully support the administration’s emphasis on getting students in-person full-time this year and with...

The goal of these forums is to provide factual information on the COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents and have...