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Children and the COVID-19 Vaccines: What You Need to Know

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Our third Around the Table discussion will focus on children and the COVID-19 vaccines. Guest panelist Dr. Peter J. Hotez, Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine, Co-director of the Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) and Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics, will examine why it is important to vaccinate children, what can be done before the vaccines are authorized for all, and how we know that the vaccines are safe. At a time of increased infection rates among children and adults due to the COVID-19 Delta variant, this discussion is critically important.

Around the Table, a quarterly series of roundtable discussions, focuses on relevant health equity issues and offers tested, actionable solutions. The series is co-hosted by Dr. Judith A. Salerno, President of NYAM and Dr. Wayne J. Riley, Board Chair of NYAM and President of SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, with a rotating list of expert guest panelists.

A key feature of the program will be a “What can I do?” segment at the end of the discussion. These action items will also be shared with attendees and the public following the event on NYAM’s whatcanido.nyc website.

Special thanks to the NYAM Advocates for Health Equity for their generous support of our public programming.