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Engaging Parents Around Newly Approved Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccines and Building Vaccine Confidence
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 6 months and older. Parents have lots of questions and child and family serving programs and staff have a unique opportunity to share information and engage parents around this new opportunity to save lives, prevent hospitalizations, and keep children safe. Come hear more about the why and how of vaccinating children against COVID-19 and learn about new tools and resources that will help you engage parents in this important conversation.

Aug 18, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Achal Bhatt, PhD
Team Lead, Partnership and Support @Centers for Disease Control
Dr. Bhatt, Team Lead for Partnership and Support, Immunization Services Division, joined CDC in 2001. She connects national, state, and local partners to improve immunization education, communication, and delivery. Her work supports programs focused on preventing vaccine-preventable diseases across the lifespan.
Richard Quartarone
Health Communication Specialist @Centers for Disease Control
Richard Quartarone supports domestic immunization at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where he helps health departments and partners build vaccine communication, confidence, and infodemic management capacity. He joined CDC in 2009 as a press officer and has 25 years of experience in public health with expertise in communication, disease surveillance, outbreak response, academic medicine, web development, public education, community relations, and emergency preparedness.