Webinar #94 | “BATA, BATA, BAKUNADO KA NA BA? Pediatric Vaccination Updates”

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Webinar #94 “BATA, BATA, BAKUNADO KA NA BA? Pediatric Vaccination Updates”
April 1, 2022 (Friday) 12nn

Dr. Anna Lisa T. Ong-Lim
DOH Technical Advisory Group
Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Dr. Patricia Alcasabas
Head, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
UP-Philippine General Hospital

Opening Remarks:
Dr. Edna Sarah Clemente-Morada
Philippine Ambulatory Pediatric Association

Special Message:
Dr. Benito P. Atienza
Philippine Medical Association

Synthesis and Closing Remarks:
Dr. Stella Marie L. Jose
Deputy Director, Health Operations
UP Philippine General Hospital


Webinar #94 “BATA, BATA, BAKUNADO KA NA BA? Pediatric Vaccination Updates”

Vaccination has proven to be an effective tool for controlling COVID-19 in the adult population. Though reinfection is still possible, vaccination of adults reduces individual risk for complications of COVID-19 and hospitalization associated with severe disease. It also prevents transmission of the virus in the general population.

Recently, information campaigns have shifted to vaccination in the pediatric age group 6-12 years old. Children can benefit from vaccination because they can also get very sick from COVID-19, such as multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C). The literature points to short and long term complications from COVID-19 for children. And unvaccinated children can contribute to viral transmission.

Parents, grandparents, guardians and other significant individuals of the child are highly encouraged to know more about the vaccines so that an informed decision can be made by the family with the child. It is important to speak with children about the vaccine so that they will not be afraid.

How can children avail of vaccinations? Can private pediatricians give the COVDI-19 vaccine? Are schools doing vaccination for COVID-19? Where can people go for assistance and additional information?

In this episode of STOP COVID DEATHS, we will discuss updates on pediatric vaccinations with one of the leading infectious disease experts in the country, Dr. Anna Lisa T. Ong-Lim, Professor of Pediatrics, UP-PGH. Dr. Patricia Alcasabas, Head of the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at the UP-PGH will speak about COVID-19 vaccination in high-risk situations like childhood cancer. Veteran broadcaster and health advocate Niña Corpus will be a Reactor as a mom and a health reporter. The meeting will be opened by Dr. Edna Sarah Clemente-Morada, President of the Philippine Ambulatory Pediatric Association with a special message from the President of the Philippine Medical Association, Dr. Benito P. Atienza. Synthesis and Closing Remarks will be delivered by Dr. Stella Marie L. Jose, the Deputy Director for Health Operations with the UP-PGH.

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