February 2022
AAP-CA & District IX Chair Address
Yasuko Fukuda, MD, FAAP
Our work across the state continues - collaborating with the Governor's office, State Legislators, the California Department of Health and related agencies, and other advocacy groups such as the California Medical Association, California Academy of Family Practice and the California Immunization Coalition.
The Advocacy Voice for
California Pediatricians
National & District IX Report
The Lunar year of the Tiger starts February 1, 2022. The Tiger signifies bravery, strength, power and courage. With strong ethics, passion in fighting for a cause, we stood for truth, justice, and integrity. January 2022 was the start of my 2nd 3-year term as District IX Chair. It has been an honor to serve on the National Board representing California. 
AAP-CA 2022 Priority Issues at the State Capital
Childhood Drowning Data Pilot Program
Establishes the Childhood Drowning Data Collection Pilot Program, to collect detailed data on childhood fatal and nonfatal drownings in California.
Vaccine Consent by Minors
SB 866
Would authorize a minor 12 years of age or older to consent to vaccines that meet specified federal agency criteria. 

Public Health - Immunizations
SB 871
Bill would prohibit school or other institution from admitting prior to their
admission to that institution they have been fully immunized against COVID-19.
Omicron, Boosters & Schools - Looking Ahead: February 17 at 6:00 - 7:00 pm PST
The California Immunization Coalition, in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics-California Chapters, invites you to attend this webinar designed to inform and update the medical and public health community about the ongoing release, distribution and administration of COVID-19 vaccines for children, teens and adults. We are pleased to welcome two of California's outstanding infectious disease specialists, Dean Blumberg, MD and Nava Yeganeh, MD, MPH. 
How State Leaders Can Advance Climate-Resilient Schools Now
State leadership must respond by articulating a vision for how we ensure every school performs its most critical function — to provide safe and inspirational spaces for children to learn without disruption. A vision for California’s public school infrastructure in the form of a master plan or a road map such as that for early education and child care can align funding streams to address extreme weather impacts and with the state’s goal of carbon neutrality.
Contact: Karmi Ferguson, MBA
Executive Director
Email: karmi.ferguson@aap-ca.org
(916) 621-KIDS (5437)
500 Capitol Mall, Suite 2350
Sacramento, CA 95814