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Connections: Discussing COVID-19 vaccines in children

May 21, 2021

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