Update: Online Forum Discusses Children and Covid-19 Vaccine

Updated to add video of the panel discussion.

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Several legislators will partner with American Academy of Pediatrics to present “COVID-19 Vaccines and your Child – A Town Hall Discussion for Families” Wednesday.

The webinar will feature several experts in pediatrics, who will take questions related to the efficacy and safety of the COVID-19 vaccine in younger patients. The hour-long discussion will begin at 7 pm.

It will be moderated by Dr. Shetal Shah, MD, FAAP and the president of the Long Island (NY Chapter 2) of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Participating  are:

Dr. Eve Meltzer-Krief, MD, FAAP – Huntington-based private practitioner and Legislative Advocacy Chair, Long Island (NY Chapter 2) of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Dr. Lorry G. Rubin, MD, FAAP, Director of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, at the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center, New Hyde Park

Dr. Leonard R. Krilov, MD, FAAP, Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Chairman of Pediatrics at NYU Langone Hospital – Long Island

Dr. Sheila Nolan, MD, FAAP (Section Chief) – Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Westchester

Dr. Sharon Nachman, MD, FAAP – Chief of Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital

View on Facebook Live at  http://bit.ly/COVID19VaccineandYourChild

State Senators Jim Gaughran, D – Northport,  Kevin Thomas, D – Hicksville,  and Anna Kaplan, D – North Hills, and Nassau Legislator Arnie Drucker are partnering with the academy.

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