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Media Alert for Virtual Event 9/28 at 6 p.m.: Nemours Children’s Health Specialists to Offer Families Webinar On “What Parents Need to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccine for Children”

NOTE: Recording of this event is now available online at: https://youtu.be/SsBZRYfCzRs

WHO / WHAT:  With news from Pfizer that data from its clinical trials on children 5 to 11 will soon go before the FDA for approval, Nemours Children’s Health specialists including Thomas Lacy, M.D., Medical Director, Primary Care, Florida;  Kenneth Alexander, M.D., Chief of Infectious Disease;  Lonna Gordon, M.D., Chief of Adolescent Medicine, will discuss how parents can prepare their child for getting the vaccine, the science behind the vaccine, and why getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and your children from COVID-19. With the dangers of the Delta variant impacting children’s health, Nemours providers will also share strategies for families to help children cope with COVID-19 anxiety, and tips for having tough conversations with family and friends who are still unsure about getting vaccinated. 

WHEN / HOW: The hourlong webinar begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28.  To attend, advance registration is required by visiting https://nemours.webex.com/nemours/onstage/g.php?MTID=e489028bd75a2c60b2a2219875a1546e1. A recording of the event will be available soon afterwards. Media may ask questions by sending them to: Media@Nemours.org

WHY:  The COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 is on track to happen in a matter of weeks and we know that many parents still have questions and concerns. We also know that the COVID-19 vaccine is our best hope to end the ongoing pandemic. That’s why Nemours Children's Health is hosting another webinar to discuss the dangers of the Delta variant and the importance of getting vaccinated.


 

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About Nemours Children’s Health


Nemours Children’s Health is one of the nation’s largest multistate pediatric health systems, including two free-standing children's hospitals and a network of nearly 75 primary and specialty care practices. Nemours Children's seeks to transform the health of children by adopting a holistic health model that utilizes innovative, safe, and high-quality care, while also caring for the health of the whole child beyond medicine. Nemours Children's also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens, KidsHealth.org.

The Nemours Foundation, established through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy, and prevention programs to the children, families and communities it serves.

 

For further information: Margot Winick, Margot.Winick@Nemours.org (407) 785-5766