Protecting our Children and Youth from COVID-19: Information for Parents, Caregivers, and Community Partners

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Webinar Information

** Please note that the recorded webinar below was originally broadcast on Friday, July 29, 2022.

The Protecting Our Children and Youth from COVID-19: Information for Parents, Caregivers, and Community Partners Webinar to be held on Friday, July 29, 2022, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (ET) provides accurate, timely, and trusted information about how to protect all children from COVID-19. 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. Speakers include pediatric vaccine experts and community partners leading vaccine efforts for children and youth who will discuss:

  • 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.

Webinar Recording

Protecting Our Children and Youth from COVID-19: Information for Parents, Caregivers, and Community Partners Webinar  

**Please note that the recorded webinar below was originally broadcast on July 29th, 2022, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (ET) 

Agenda

Protecting Our Children and Youth from COVID 19 Webinar Agenda [PDF – 93 KB]  | Espanol [PDF – 110 KB]

1:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

Welcome

Welcome

1:37 p.m.

1:37 p.m.

Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks

1:45 p.m.

1:45 p.m.

Be A Superhero: Learn and Act on COVID-19 Vaccination for Children and Youth 

Be A Superhero: Learn and Act on COVID-19 Vaccination for Children and Youth 

2:10 p.m.

2:10 p.m.

Community Superheroes: Working to Protect Children and Youth from COVID-19       

Community Superheroes: Working to Protect Children and Youth from COVID-19       

2:55 p.m. 

2:55 p.m. 

Closing Remarks and Next Steps

Closing Remarks and Next Steps

3:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

Webinar Adjourns

Webinar Adjourns

Speakers
Portrait of Rear Admiral Felicia Collins, MD, MPH, FAAP

Rear Admiral Felicia Collins, MD, MPH, FAAP
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health
Director, Office of Minority Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Portrait of Leandris Liburd, PhD, MPH, MA

Leandris Liburd, PhD, MPH, MA
Associate Director for Minority Health and Health Equity
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Portrait of Kevin Chatham-Stephens

Kevin Chatham-Stephens, MD, MPH, FAAP
Commander, U.S Public Health ServiceCDC COVID-19 Pediatric Vaccine Planning and Implementation Lead

Portrait of Yeargin-Allsopp

Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, MD Medical Officer
National Center on Birth Defects
and Developmental Disabilities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Portrait of Julissa Soto

Julissa Soto
Consultant on Latino Health Care
Diabetes Training & Technical Assistance Center
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University 

Portrait of Holly Van Lew

Holly Van Lew, PharmD, BCPS
Captain, U.S Public Health ServiceIndian Health Service COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force Deputy Lead

Portrait of Amy Hatcher

Amy Hatcher, MD, CPE, FAAPMedical Director
Valley Native Primary Care Center
Southcentral Foundation 

Portrait of Vattana Peong

Vattana Peong, MPH
Executive Director
The Cambodian Family Community Center

Portrait of Beverly Watts Davis

Beverly Watts Davis, MA, CPS
Chief Officer of Resource Development and Program Support
Senior Vice President for Texas WestCare Foundation at the
Ella Austin Community Center

Moderators
Roslyn Moore

Roslyn Moore, MS
Deputy Director of Programs
Office of Minority Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Portrait of Shayla Anderson

Shayla C. Anderson, MPH, MCHES
Senior Public Health Advisor, Office of Behavioral Health Equity
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Portrait of Anitra Johnson

Anitra Johnson, DHSc, MSN, RN
Captain, United States Public Health Service
Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response
Administration for Children and Families

The Protecting Our Children and Youth from COVID-19: Information for Parents, Caregivers, and Community Partners fact sheets are provided to give you accurate, timely, and trusted information to address your questions and concerns about how to protect children and youth from COVID-19.

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Resources

Resources for Parents, Caregivers, and Community Partners

COVID-19 Back to School Resources 

English

Spanish

Resources for Children and Youth with Disabilities

Hosts

This webinar is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity along with an interagency workgroup responsible for coordinating Section 3 of Executive Order 13995: Ensuring an Equitable Pandemic Response and Recovery

Page last reviewed: September 20, 2022