Parents with questions about children’s COVID-19 vaccines will have the opportunity to ask the experts Wednesday night.
Manitoba doctors are hosting a recently authorized COVID-19 vaccine-focused videoconference for children ages 5-11 that will include multiple vaccines and pediatricians.
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“It is natural to have questions about a new vaccine, especially when it is intended for children, and that is why we have planned this town hall,” said the president of Dr. Manitoba, Dr. Kristjan Thompson said.
“Hundreds of pediatricians and family doctors across the province are also available to answer questions in person and, in many cases, will also provide vaccines in their clinics.”
The board includes the presidents of the Pediatric Society of Manitoba, the Canadian Pediatric Association, infectious disease specialists, a pediatric oncologist, and the medical team leader of Manitoba’s vaccine task force.
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Topics of discussion will include the safety and effectiveness of vaccines, as well as the benefits and risks of vaccinating children.
Dr Ruth Grimes of the Canadian Pediatric Society said: “As a pediatrician, I want to make sure all parents have the facts to make well-informed decisions about COVID-19 vaccines- 19.
“The vaccine will protect against COVID-19 and related complications. It will also help protect those around you and avoid disrupting our daily lives. “
Manitoba residents can submit questions to city hall, which will be broadcast live on YouTube, at the Manitoba Vaccine website.
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