Livestream: COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 12

October 28, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

With COVID-19 vaccines expected to soon be available for children ages 5-11, parents may understandably have many questions and concerns. And it may be challenging to differentiate between facts and misinformation as they make this decision for their kids.

Families will have a chance to ask their top questions during a live Q&A on Friday, Oct. 29 with Michigan Medicine’s children’s health experts, including a pediatric infectious diseases specialist, a pediatric cardiologist and a pediatric hospitalist. The team will respectfully discuss COVID-19 vaccination for younger kids to help you and your family make an informed decision.

Among questions the pediatric experts will address:

  • How was vaccine safety and efficacy tested in kids aged 5-11?
  • Are vaccine side effects the same for kids?
  • What are the risks of experiencing myocarditis?
  • What are COVID-19 risks for kids?
  • Are there risks of long-term side effects?
  • How can families weigh risks versus benefits?

The livestream will be broadcast on C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital’s Facebook and Twitter channels as well as the Michigan Medicine YouTube channel.