This webinar took place on November 15, 2021. View the recorded webinar here:
The Moreland School District is proud to bring a virtual webinar to the community, “The Science Behind the Covid-19 Youth Vaccine” on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 6pm. In addition, the Santa Clara County Office of Education is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on this subject on Monday, November 8, 2021 at 6pm. You can learn more here.
Moreland School District’s community event will feature health care physicians and community leaders from Stanford Children’s Health:
- Lee Sanders, MD, Division Chief, General Pediatrics at Stanford Children’s Health and Co-Director for the Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and a Council Member for the Society for Pediatric Research
- Grace Lee, MD, Associate Chief Medical Officer for Practice Innovation and a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Stanford Children’s Health
- Sherri Sager, Senior Vice President and Chief Government Relations Officer, Stanford Children’s Health.
For more information, check the Moreland School District website, moreland.org, or click the link below:
Monday, November 15, 2021
Webinar Link: https://bit.ly/YouthVaccineWebinar2021
This webinar will be available in English and Spanish.
Submit Your Questions Ahead of Time
After the research and presentation are presented, community members will have an opportunity to ask questions. Please feel free to submit any questions you would like answered during the presentation here.
Information on the Vaccine for 5-to-11 Year Olds
On Nov. 2, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s advisory panel voted unanimously to recommend the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use for 5 to 11-year-olds. Children will receive two doses of the Pfizer vaccine, given 3 weeks apart. The pediatric vaccine is a third of the dose given to adults. Like other routine vaccines, your child may get a sore arm, fever, headaches, or fatigue after getting vaccinated. These are signs the vaccine is working.
Scheduling a Vaccine for Your Student
With the next age group becoming eligible for the vaccine, Moreland will continue to share local opportunities for students to become immunized. This vaccine has been added to the list of mandated vaccines for children to attend school. You can learn more here.
Families are encouraged to contact their child’s primary health care office to schedule vaccine appointments. If families do not have immediate access to health care, the district will be coordinating vaccination clinics in the near future.
More information on the COVID-19 vaccine and how to schedule an appointment can be found on the Santa Clara County Public Health Department’s website.