The surest way to end this pandemic is to vaccinate as many people as possible. We know that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective in adolescents, and our experts want to answer parental questions and concerns in this open forum.Keith J. Loud, MD, CHaD physician-in chief
To address parents' and caregivers' questions and concerns regarding the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 to 15, pediatricians from Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) and Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center are hosting a virtual conversation on Monday, June 7, 2021 6:30 pm EST.
"Despite the fact that most children experience little or no illness from COVID-19, some children suffer serious complications and just like adults, children who have few or no symptoms can still transmit the virus to others," says Keith J. Loud, MD, CHaD physician-in chief. "In pediatrics we have a long history of immunizing children for a host of diseases to protect them and the vulnerable adults in their lives. The surest way to end this pandemic is to vaccinate as many people as possible. We know that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective in adolescents, and our experts want to answer parental questions and concerns in this open forum."
The panel will be moderated by Loud, and panelists include:
- Paul E. Palumbo, MD CHaD pediatric infectious disease physician
- Mary P. Bender, MD, CHaD pediatrician at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor, Vermont
- Eleanor L. Maguire, MSN, APRN CHaD pediatric nurse practitioner at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua
To register and submit your questions for this online discussion visit: www.chadkids.org/COVID-19
As New Hampshire's only full service, comprehensive children's hospital, the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth‐Hitchcock (CHaD) is committed to providing outstanding compassionate care for children and their families. Their physician expertise provides primary, specialty, and tertiary care to the children of New Hampshire, Vermont, and beyond. CHaD offers inpatient (hospital care) and outpatient (same day care) services at Dartmouth‐Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. Outpatient and same day surgery services are available at Dartmouth‐Hitchcock Manchester, as well as outpatient pediatric specialties at Wentworth‐Douglass Hospital, Dover and in Exeter. Primary care is available at Dartmouth‐Hitchcock facilities in Bedford, Concord, Keene, Lebanon, Manchester, and Nashua, NH, and Bennington, VT. For more information about CHaD, please visit www.chadkids.org or contact us at (603) 650‐KIDS or firstname.lastname@example.org.