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Florida Department of Health Welcomes New State Emergency Medical Services Medical Director

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Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, the Florida Department of Health announced Dr. Angus Jameson as the State Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Medical Director. He succeeds Dr. Kenneth Scheppke who is now serving as the Department’s Deputy Secretary for Health.

The AAP has published two new policy statements; “Countering Vaccine Hesitancy” and “Medical Versus Non-Medical Immunization Exemptions for Child Care and School Attendance,” for the September issue of Pediatrics. In light of these statements, we would like remind our partners and colleagues of some of the resources available on the AAP and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) websites to support clinicians in their vaccination efforts and conversations with parents.

Provider Resources for Vaccine Conversations with Parents