When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made the Nov. 2 landmark announcement recommending that eligible 5-11-year-olds receive the COVID-19 vaccine, MNAAP members were at the ready to offer their support and guidance to parents and families.
MNAAP President Sheldon Berkowitz, MD, FAAP, along with members Krishnan Subrahmanian, MD, FAAP; Andrea Singh, MD, FAAP; and Robert Jacobson, MD, FAAP were all quoted in news coverage across the state:
- Vaccine expansion sets off parent scramble in Minnesota
- Minnesota to begin vaccinating 5- to 11-year-olds following CDC recommendation
- Tears, joy as first young kids receive COVID-19 doses at Mall of America
- MN parents can relax now that young children can get COVID vaccine
- Parents snatch up COVID-19 vaccine appointments for kids as doses make their way to Minnesota
- MN pediatrician says its good to have questions over COVID concerns now that vax is available to kids
- Medical experts weigh in on rollout of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children in Minnesota
- Minnesota starts vaccination effort for children ages 5-11
Several MNAAP members answered the call from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to submit short video message to share with Minnesota families. The videos were used to create outreach and education:
COVID-19 Vaccines and Kids: What Parents Should Know (Featuring Drs. Andrea Singh, Jordan Marmet, Gigi Chawla, Madeleine Gagnon, Sheldon Berkowitz, Eileen Crespo, and Nathan Chomilo)
COVID-19 Vaccines and Kids: What Pediatricians Are Saying (Featuring Drs. Gigi Chawla, Jordan Marmet, Judy Wiltse, Nathan Chomilo, and Andrea Singh)
Feel free to share these videos through your social media channels, or use other outreach materials in this toolkit prepared by MDH to help with patient education.