Is it safer for children to get COVID or the COVID vaccine? | Feat. Dr. Bonnie Maldonado


In this video, Dr. Bonnie Maldonado and Dr. Charles Prober discuss COVID-19 vaccine side effects and safety in children. As the COVID-19 vaccines become available to younger children, many families are wondering about the risks of COVID versus the risks of getting vaccinated.

Watch as Dr. Maldonado explains the answers to these common questions:

0:00 Introduction

0:36 What are common vaccine side effects in children?

2:01 What about myocarditis cases?

4:28 Is it safer for kids to get COVID or the vaccine?

Dr. Yvonne (Bonnie) Maldonado is a Professor of Pediatrics, Epidemiology, and Population Health, and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Maldonado also chairs the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases and is a recent member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Office of Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Charles Prober is the Senior Associate Vice Provost for Health Education at Stanford University and Founding Executive Director of the Stanford Center for Health Education. He is a Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Immunology. He is an expert in pediatric infectious diseases with an academic career focused on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment of infections in children.

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