ANN ARBOR – As COVID vaccines for children ages 5-11 are expected to soon become available nationwide, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital will be hosting a live Q&A at noon on Friday to help answer parents’ top questions and concerns.
Panelists include a pediatric infectious disease specialist, a pediatric hospitalist and a pediatric cardiologist. The event will be moderated by Luanne Ewald, chief operating officer at Mott Children’s and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital.
The organizers said they plan to have a respectful discussion around the vaccines, including separating facts and misinformation, to help families make an informed decision.
Questions the pediatric experts will address, according to the event’s Facebook page:
- How was vaccine safety and efficacy tested in kids aged 5-11?
- Are vaccine side effects the same for kids?
- What are the risks of experiencing myocarditis?
- What are COVID risks for kids?
- Are there risks of long-term side effects?
- How can families weigh risks versus benefits?
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