YOU ARE INVITED: Protecting Our Children and Youth from COVID-19: Information for Parents, Caregivers, and Community Partners Webinar, Friday, July 29, 2022

YOU ARE INVITED:  Protecting Our Children and Youth from COVID-19: Information for Parents, Caregivers, and Community Partners Webinar, Friday, July 29, 2022

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health invite you to attend the Protecting Our Children and Youth from COVID-19: Information for Parents, Caregivers, and Community Partners webinar on Friday, July 29, 2022, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EDT).

Please take a moment to share social media and fact sheets widely with your parent groups, community members, staff, and other interested colleagues. For access to the webinar or for more information on COVID-19 vaccination for children and youth, please visit the Protecting Our Children and Youth from COVID-19: Information for Parents, Caregivers, and Community Partners webpage. 

Everyone ages 6 months and older can now get vaccinated against COVID-19, and everyone ages 5 years and older can get a booster if eligible. Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is a key step in protecting children and youth from getting very sick or dying from COVID-19.

The webinar, hosted by the CDC Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, will provide accurate, timely, and trusted information about how to protect all children from COVID-19. Speakers include pediatric vaccine experts from HHS, CDC, and community partners leading vaccine efforts for children and youth. Webinar guests will also learn the latest information on: 

    • CDC’s COVID-19 vaccination recommendations for everyone ages 6 months and older, including where to find resources and credible information on vaccine safety.
    • The risks, benefits, and myths associated with COVID-19 vaccinations for children and youth.
    • What to ask a health provider about COVID-19 vaccination if your child has a disability.
    • How community partners are working to protect Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander children and youth with disabilities who live in communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

For questions about the webinar, please contact CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity at omhhe@cdc.gov.

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