COVID-19 Vaccination Strategies for Youth

Slides | Recording 

The Food and Drug Administration’s decision to authorize the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds presents a new opportunity in the push for broad immunity against the coronavirus. However, the challenges of getting this group vaccinated are more complicated than for adults.

Community Health Center, Inc. was recently featured in a New York Time’s article to discuss strategies for vaccinating adolescents, including speaking with parents, collaborating with schools, and setting up mobile vaccination sites.

This special one-time session had CHC discusses their approach on the most reassuring and expedient ways to reach youth and their parents.

Panelists included:

Ruchi Kapoor, Vaccine Staff Nurse, Community Health Center, Inc.
Anne Marie Mancini, Deputy Superintendent, East Hartford Public Schools
Nathan Quesnel, Superintendent, East Hartford Public Schools
Amanda Schiessl, MPP, Project Director/Co-Principal Investigator. Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute
Stephen Scholand, MD, Infectious Disease Specialist, MidState Medical Center
Amy Taylor, Vice President, Western Region, Community Health Center, Inc.