Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Vaccination in Children 5-11 Years of Age​: Practical Guidance for Discussing Risks and Benefits…

In 2021, Health Canada approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in children 5-11 years of age. As this population continues to get vaccinated, clinicians need to be prepared to effectively discuss the benefits and risks of vaccination against COVID-19 with parents who have children within this age group. This video reviews the COVID-19 […]

DURATION

15 min

PROFESSION

Physician, Nursing, Pharmacy, Student, Specialist

# OF CREDITS

0

ACCREDITATION

Unaccredited

EXPIRY DATE

2023-05-12

In 2021, Health Canada approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in children 5-11 years of age. As this population continues to get vaccinated, clinicians need to be prepared to effectively discuss the benefits and risks of vaccination against COVID-19 with parents who have children within this age group.

This video reviews the COVID-19 disease burden in children 5-11 years of age and discusses how to address misinformation and concerns that parents may have about COVID-19 vaccination.


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This program has received an unrestricted educational grant or in-kind support from Pfizer.

Faculty

Christine Palmay, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Cora Constantinescu, BSc, MD, FRCPC

Learning objectives

After viewing this expert brief, participants will better understand:

  • Discuss the importance of COVID-19 vaccination in children aged 5-11
  • Address common myths and concerns regarding COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Identify patients who should be offered a booster dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine per NACI recommendations.
  • Initiate a conversation regarding COVID-19 vaccination and booster vaccination with eligible patients and/or their parents.
Cost of course:  
Free
# of credits: 0
Duration: 15 min

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