Last month Covid-19 vaccines were approved for children as young as six months old. For many parents this news brought relief, and for others continued concern.
For this episode we’re going to hear from Dr. Mishelle Nace, a pediatrician in Fairbanks, Alaska who also works as a staff physician for the state health department.
ATMI senior producer Quinn White spoke with Dr. Nace about the vaccine now being available for young children, concerns parents have had, and how disinformation around Covid vaccines has affected the overall culture of pediatric care.
They spoke on July 12th, 2022.
Hosted by Nikki.
Music by Devin Shreckengost and Kendrick Whiteman.
Alaska Teen Media Institute is based in Anchorage, Alaska. We would like to acknowledge the Dena’ina people, whose land we work on.
Many thanks to supporters of our podcast, including United Way of Anchorage for the Healthy Communities Funding Program and the CDC Foundation Arts and Vaccine Confidence Project.
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RESOURCES FOR YOUTH DURING COVID-19
- Anchorage COVID Vaccine: Find a location to get your free COVID-19 vaccine or booster in Anchorage.
- Careline: Alaska Suicide Prevention and someone to talk to line.
- Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224 or text LOVEIS to 22522
- Call 2-1-1 or Help Me Grow Alaska 1-833-464-2527 for help connecting to resources and services or for help knowing where to start
COVID-19 tips from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention!
These resources provided in collaboration with the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health.