County, SCOE to host virtual community webinar on youth vaccinations

By Heather Bailey, Staff Writer, SoCoNews, May 25, 2021

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A webinar to address questions about COVID-19 vaccinations for youth featuring local pediatricians is taking place over Facebook Live on Wednesday, May 26.

Parents and guardians interested in knowing more about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine for their child, how to get their child vaccinated and more are invited to attend a webinar hosted by the county of Sonoma and Sonoma County Office of Education on May 26 at 6 p.m.

The webinar will include a brief presentation on the county’s vaccination efforts, followed by a Q&A by a panel of local pediatricians and county health officials. Families will have a chance to ask questions and learn more about the health, safety and science of the COVID-19 vaccine, which has now been approved as safe for youth ages 12 and over by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health.

The panel will include Dr. Urmila Shende, a pediatrician with Kaiser Permanente and COVID-19 vaccine chief for the County of Sonoma, as well as Dr. Brian Prystowsky, pediatrician at Sutter Hospital and Dr. Leslie Kimura, pediatric endocrinologist.

A question and answer period will follow the presentation, and the pediatricians will be present to address common questions from attendees.

The public is invited to send questions in advance to communications@scoe.org. Questions also may be included in the comments area of the county of Sonoma Facebook page where the forum will be streamed live.

The event will be streamed in English and Spanish, recorded and made available online to anyone who cannot attend live.

Event details

Date: Wednesday, May 26

Time: 6 p.m. Pacific Time

Location: Facebook.com/CountyofSonoma

How to Join: Visit facebook.com/countyofsonoma at 7 p.m. If streaming has not yet begun, please wait and streaming will begin shortly.

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