Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine has been approved by Health Canada for children under five, the first vaccine approved for that age group in Canada. Western University has the following experts available to comment:
Associate Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Areas of Expertise: Paediatric infectious diseases, infections in immunocompromised /vulnerable hosts such as neonates.
Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Director of the Adult Infectious Diseases Residency Training Program at Western University
Areas of Expertise: Infectious diseases physician, antimicrobial resistance, healthcare quality, global health, epidemiological observational studies.
Program Director, Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Areas of Expertise: Vaccines for children, immune systems, vaccine safety, drug allergy.
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
Areas of Expertise: Adolescent consent and capacity, the ethics of mandating vaccination and of vaccinating children against COVID-19.
Professor, School of Health Studies, Co-Director, Health Ethics, Law and Policy (HELP) Lab
Areas of Expertise: Public health ethics, population-level bioethics, infectious disease ethics.
Commentary reflects the perspective and scholarly interest of Western faculty members and is not an articulation of official university policy on issues being addressed.
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