Science in the City Vaccinations for the kids

Science in the City—COVID-19 Vaccinations for the Kids: Questions and Answers

Everyday we make decisions about health and wellness for ourselves and for our children, especially during a worldwide pandemic like COVID-19. Vaccines for ages 5+ are now available, and a vaccine for children under age 5 is expected in the coming months. How do vaccine clinical trials for children differ from those for adults? What should parents and caregivers know when making vaccination decisions? 

Join Drs. Andrasik and Danielson for a program centered on the COVID-19 vaccines for children, community outreach and answers to your vaccine questions!

Meet the Speakers

Dr. Ben Danielson is a clinical professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington. For two decades, he was the medical director at the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic which serves mostly low-income families in a historically Black community. He serves on various boards of groups dedicated to health issues, including chairing the Governor’s Interagency Council on Health Disparities and co-chairs King County’s Racism Is A Public Health Crisis Team. The unifying thread in Dr. Danielson’s activities relates to promoting well-being and dignity, especially for communities who have been pushed aside.

Dr. Michele Andrasik is a clinical health psychologist working to engage marginalized communities in clinical research, with a focus on ongoing vaccine trials for HIV and COVID-19. She is the director for social and behavioral sciences and community engagement for the HIV Vaccine Trials Network at the Hutch and the COVID-19 Prevention Network, whose operations center is at the Hutch. Her areas of expertise include community-based participatory research approaches, implicit bias, historical trauma, health inequities and qualitative methods.

Livestream Information

We invite the global community to participate from their homes via livestream found on Pacific Science Center’s YouTube page. Advanced registration is required, and the link to the livestream will be sent out via email on the day of the event. The livestream begins at 7 p.m.

Cost: Free / Suggested donation, $10

Recommended Ages: All Ages

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