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Connections: Discussing COVID-19 vaccines in children

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The CDC cleared the Pfizer vaccine for kids age 12 and up starting last week. In the first seven days of eligibility, federal authorities report that more than 600,000 kids got their first dose. Vaccine trials for children in different age groups are ongoing.

This hour, our guests discuss the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines in kids, and we hear from local children about getting the shot. Our guests:

  • Jennifer Nayak, M.D., chief and associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, at Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong
  • Mary Caserta, M.D., professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, at Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong
  • Reverend Kelly Spahr, parent
  • Brennen Sierra, 3rd grader at Anna Murray-Douglass Academy School No. 12 in the Rochester City School District
  • James Daley, 7th grader at Twelve Corners Middle School in Brighton
  • Aubrey, 7th grade at Dake Junior High in West Irondequoit
  • Lilly Nicandri, 7th grader at Barker Road Middle School in Pittsford
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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