Update: Online forum discusses children and Covid-19 vaccine – Huntington Now

Update to add a video of the roundtable.

Several lawmakers will partner with the American Academy of Pediatrics to present “COVID-19 Vaccines and Your Child – A Public Discussion for Families” on Wednesday.

The webinar will feature several pediatric experts, who will answer questions related to the efficacy and safety of the COVID-19 vaccine in younger patients. The hour-long discussion will start at 7:00 p.m.

It will be moderated by Dr. Shetal Shah, MD, FAAP and the Long Island President (NY Chapter 2) of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The participants are:

Dr. Eve Meltzer-Krief, MD, FAAP – Private practitioner based in Huntington and Chair of Legislative Advocacy, Long Island (NY Chapter 2) of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Dr Lorry G. Rubin, MD, FAAP, Director of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center, New Hyde Park

Dr. Leonard R. Krilov, MD, FAAP, Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and President of Pediatrics at NYU Langone Hospital – Long Island

Dr Sheila Nolan, MD, FAAP (Section Head) – Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Westchester

Dr. Sharon Nachman, MD, FAAP – Division Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital

See on Facebook Live at http://bit.ly/COVID19VaccineandYourChild

State Senators Jim Gaughran, D – Northport, Kevin Thomas, D – Hicksville and Anna Kaplan, D – North Hills, and Nassau lawmaker Arnie Drucker are in partnership with the academy.