November 4, 2022
Why pediatricians worry about the end of the COVID Public Health Emergency (PHE)
Millions of children across the U.S. rely on Medicaid for health coverage. Since the start of the COVID pandemic, a federal emergency declaration has allowed them to receive continuous coverage. In Missouri, doctors and advocates are worried about the end of the PHE and its impact on children. NRHA has recently added and updated materials relevant to kids 5+ within the association’s Rural Vaccine Confidence Initiative to help rural health stakeholders continue to communicate COVID-19 vaccine efficacy and safety in their own words at the local level. Additionally, the UNC School of Medicine, an NRHA member, was recently awarded $3 million for emerging pathogen preparedness and training.