Mott to host live Q & A on COVID vaccines for kids under 12

Mott experts to answer questions about Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for kids ages 5-11, which FDA advisors approved and could be authorized soon

Author | Beata Mostafavi

University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital experts will answer questions about the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11 during a live Q & A session on Friday, Oct. 29.

The live discussion will be held at noon on both the @MottChildren and @MichiganMedicine Facebook pages as well as the @MottChildren and @UMichMedicine Twitter accounts and the Michigan Medicine YouTube channel.

COVID-19 vaccine authorization for younger kids passed a critical step this week after Federal Drug Administration advisors voted in support of the Pfizer vaccine for ages 5-11.

If the vaccine is cleared through the next regulatory steps and is officially authorized, millions of more school-aged kids could qualify for COVID vaccination as early as the first week of November.

“We are getting closer to a major milestone of kids under 12 being eligible for COVID-19 vaccination,” said Luanne Thomas Ewald, FACHE, M.H.A., chief operating officer at Mott and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital and who will moderate the live virtual event.

“We know many families are eager to protect their younger children against COVID, but many may also want to learn more as they make this decision for their families. We will host a respectful discussion with our experts who will respond to parents’ top questions and concerns.”

Panelists will include pediatric infectious diseases expert Elizabeth Lloyd, M.D., pediatric cardiologist Jesse Hansen, M.D., and pediatric hospitalist Christine Mikesell, M.D.

Attendees may ask questions live at the time of the event. The video of the chat will also be available afterwards. More information.

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