ANN ARBOR – Doctors at Michigan Medicine will be answering parents’ questions on Thursday about the newly-authorized Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for children under five.
The vaccines have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for children as young as six months old. Moderna’s vaccine for children between the ages of 6-17 was also recently authorized.
Panelists for the event include:
- Debra Langlois, M.D., pediatrician at University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
- Sandro Cinti, M.D., infectious diseases specialist
- Pam Rockwell, D.O., family medicine physician
Topics covered will include boosters, side effects, how variants affect vaccines and what parents should consider if they are on the fence about vaccinating their young children.
“The younger age group has been especially vulnerable during the pandemic,” Langlois, who is also the parent of a child under age five, said in a statement. “They’ve been without vaccine protection while many communities have dropped safety measures like mask wearing.
“We understand that parents considering whether to vaccinate younger children may have many questions about the newly available vaccines, and we’re hoping we can help them make an informed decision.”
Questions can be asked live during the virtual event, and a recording of the panel will be available afterwards.
For more information about the event, click here.