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Why to vaccinate: Dr. Joy Neyhart

November 8, 2021 – FYI

“I am so happy that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11. Now, more Americans will be protected from COVID infection, and immunized children will be able to safely interact with older family and community members. Vaccine safety evidence shows the risk of illness due to COVID far outweighs the risk of any temporary vaccine side effects. Choosing to vaccinate our children is choosing to protect not only them but the entire community.”

Dr. Joy Neyhart is a pediatrician at Rainforest Pediatric Care in Juneau. CBJ and partners are holding free vaccine clinics for ages 5-11 this week, starting today. See details and register your kid at juneau.org/vaccine.

Later this week, Dr. Neyhart will be part of a panel of Alaska pediatricians answering parents’ questions and replying to concerns about the children’s COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more about the Thursday night discussion, hosted by Alaska Children’s Trust and American Academy of Pediatrics Alaska Chapter, here.