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Charting Pediatrics

Jan 6, 2021

COVID-19 Provider Town Hall: COVID-19 Variants & Vaccine Focus: on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 6 p.m. MST.

For the last month of the pandemic, hope and excitement have surrounded the COVID vaccination deployment as more than 3 million Americans received their first vaccine dose by the close of 2020. While the pandemic is far from over, there is a sense of hope that the vaccine represents the beginning of the end. As this hope was rising, a new variant of the virus emerged with an unusually large number of mutations. This variant seems to spread more easily and quickly than other variants and was first detected in September 2020. It is now highly prevalent in London and southeast England, and has since been detected in numerous countries around the world, including the United States and Canada. In today’s episode, we are going to talk with Sam Dominguez, MD about the details of the virus variant mutations and what that means for pediatrics and the vaccine.

You can go back and listen to our previous coverage on the COVID-19 Pandemic on Season 3 and 4 of the podcast.

We are pleased to welcome back Dr. Sam Dominguez to the podcast. Sam is a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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