The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) has awarded Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) first place in this year’s COVID Response Innovation Awards. CHOP was recognized for our work in vaccinating Philadelphia School District personnel early in the pandemic.
“We saw that some kids in virtual school were struggling with mental, social, and academic problems and realized that the best thing we could do for them was help them to return to the classroom safely,” said Ron Keren, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer at CHOP. “Through successful collaboration with our community and school partners, we were able to administer COVID-19 vaccines to school and daycare personnel to help them feel safe and comfortable returning to in-person instruction. We are humbled to be recognized by HAP for our efforts to support the educational system and the wellbeing of the children of Philadelphia.”
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