Welcome to AAP - California Chapter 2

The American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 2 (AAP-CA2) is proud to be the Professional Home for Pediatricians and Pediatric Subspecialists in the Southern California counties of Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside; San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura.

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Together, with our members and communities, we work to fulfill our mission:

"To champion optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults and to advocate for and support our members in these endeavors."

Upcoming Events

Immunizations: Medical Exemptions

Starting on July 1, 2019, the written statement for temporary and permanent medical exemptions from immunizations will require the following:
  • The specific nature of the physical or medical circumstance (not simply the presence of one) exempting the patient from the immunization(s);
  • The expected duration of the specific physical or medical circumstance, specifying the probable timeframe for temporary exemptions or that the circumstance is permanent;
  • The specific required vaccine(s) from which the patient is exempt;
  • For temporary medical exemptions, the expiration date for each vaccine exemption, which now cannot exceed 12 months from the date that the exemption was signed.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health: "Understanding California's Child Care and School Immunization Requirements and Medical Exemptions"
Valid Contraindications to Immunizations (Printable table)
Medical Exemption Documentation Form (Word format)

Teenage Vaping

Adolescent Vaping is a growing problem, and the rates are alarming and reaching epidemic proportions. A number of strategies have emerged to address this issue both at the individual level and in communities. Learn about these strategies to combat adolescent vaping in your community.

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Charitable Donations

The American Academy of Pediatrics - California Chapter 2 proudly recognizes and honors these individuals and organizations whose outstanding generosity as major contributors demonstrates a spirit of giving, which has sustained and improved the programs benefiting high school graduates, pediatric residents, and attendees of our annual pediatric conference.

Those wishing to make charitable contributions to the chapter may do so by visiting our Charitable Donations Page.


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Los Angeles Health Alert Network (LAHAN)

Click here to visit the Los Angeles County Health Alert Network (LAHAN) for the latest Alerts and Advisories.

Earthquake Preparedness

Southern California has recently experienced earthquakes higher than 6 in the Richter magnitude scale.  In this section you will find resources so that you may better prepare for such events.

Earthquake Preparedness: What Every Child Care Provider Needs to Know 

This publication features practical and low-cost techniques to make child care facilities safer in the event of an earthquake, whether they are based in a home or a larger facility. The publication offers tips for conducting earthquake drills and includes a checklist of supplies to keep on hand in an emergency kit.

FEMA's E-mail Updates: Fast, Free, and Automatic - Click for Instructions  

Get the FEMA Mobile App

The FEMA App is the best option to receive emergency alerts and information so that you and your loved ones know what to do before, during and after disasters. This simple and easy-to-use app provides safety notifications, emergency preparedness tips, and disaster resources.
Install the FEMA App (Apple and Android mobile devices)