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Discussing the state of COVID-19 vaccines for children under five

A medical practitioner with a mask preparing a COVID-19 vaccine
Max Schulte
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WXXI News
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Children under the age of five are now eligible for vaccinations against COVID-19. The FDA has authorized Pfizer's vaccine for kids six months to four years old, and Moderna's vaccine for kids six months to five years old. We've heard from several local parents of children in this age group who say finding vaccine appointments wasn't easy. Local pediatricians tell the Connections team that they face frustrating barriers and logistical challenges, and they are asking parents to be patient.

This hour, we hear from both parents and pediatricians about the state of vaccinating the youngest children in our communities. Our guests:

  • Steve Cook, M.D., pediatrician and associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Golisano Children's Hospital
  • Tina Sosa, M.D., pediatric hospitalist and assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Golisano Children's Hospital
  • Dave Topa, M.D., pediatrician at Pittsford Pediatric Associates, and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Golisano Children's Hospital
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.