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Webinar: NEW! COVID-19 vaccines and food allergy: What to know about vaccines for children and teens
July 27, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Update: Watch the webinar recording here.
Join us to get your questions answered on the COVID-19 vaccines for children and teens. Find out about the approved vaccine options and recommended ages, and what to consider if a child/teen has a food allergy.
Here are the details:
What the webinar is about: The approved COVID-19 vaccines for children and teens, what the approved vaccine options and recommended ages are, and what to consider if a child/teen has a food allergy.
Hear from a panel of experts as they answer your questions on:
- What vaccines are approved and recommended for children/teens in Canada
- Considerations for children under 12 and clinical trials underway
- Effectiveness of the vaccines against the COVID-19 variants of concern
- Recommendations on the COVID-19 vaccines for those managing allergies and at risk of anaphylaxis
- Panelists’ perspectives on the outlook for back-to-school
- What the recommendations are from the allergists on the suitability of the approved vaccines for children/teens with food allergy, and more!
Who is presenting: This webinar will be moderated by Jennifer Gerdts, Executive Director, Food Allergy Canada and will feature the following experts:
Dr. Megan Bettle: Dr. Bettle has conducted research in molecular biology and the genetics of rare diseases. She joined Health Canada in 2005 as a drug safety reviewer. Since then, she has taken on a number of roles in drug review and safety, cannabis policy, and tobacco and illicit drugs surveillance. Recent positions in the Health Products and Food Branch of Health Canada have focused on developing strategies to improve access to medicines. She is currently the Director General of the COVID-19 Regulatory Response Team for the Health Products and Food Branch.
Dr. Zain Chagla: Dr. Chagla specializes in infectious diseases, internal medicine, and tropical medicine. He is a Consultant Physician at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Hamilton Health Sciences in Ontario, Associate Professor of Medicine at McMaster University, and adjunct faculty at the University of Namibia in the Department of Medicine.
Dr. Julia Upton: Dr. Upton is on staff at the Hospital for Sick Children in the Immunology and Allergy department; and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto. She is the past Section Chair of the Anaphylaxis and Food Allergy Section of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI), and is a member of the Healthcare Advisory Board for Food Allergy Canada. She is also a co-author of the CSACI statement on allergy management regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.
When is the webinar: July 27, 2021 from 1pm-2pm EDT
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