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VIDEO AVAILABLE: Expert Insight on COVID-19 Vaccinations

Orlando, Fla. (Dec. 10. 2020) -- Kenneth Alexander, MD, PhD, chief of infectious diseases at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, is available to discuss the upcoming authorization of COVID-19 vaccines, including the distribution prioritization strategy within the multi-state health system.

Throughout the pandemic, Dr. Alexander and his colleagues have been providing communities with the science known about COVID-19 to support decision-making in the school environment. This includes leading development and dissemination of statewide school reopening recommendation for school administrators and teachers; serving on several schools’ re-opening task forces; and authoring guidelines grounded in science for pediatricians to use to educate parents about considerations when choosing in-person or virtual school. 

Dr. Alexander has recently been recognized by Heart of Florida United Way as Change Maker of the Year for his leadership in educating Florida about COVID-19.

Broadcast quality video of Dr. Alexander discussing key topics related to the COVID-19 vaccines is available online.

Topics Covered:

  • Emergency Use Authorization vs. Approval

  • Explanation of Pfizer vaccine Using mRNA

  • Role of the ACIP and Explanation of immunization prioritization

  • Vaccine Uptake Results in Getting Americans Getting Back to Work

  • Vaccine Distribution at Nemours Children’s Health System and the Broader Community

  • Importance of Accepting Vaccination

  • Managing the Holidays this Year

  • Vaccinating Children

  • Herd Immunity

 

For further information: Rachel Salis Silverman, Rachel.Salis-Silverman@Nemours.org (302) 256-7566 or Tamara Moore, tmoore@thereisgroup.com (610) 360-3405