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Motherhood Meets Medicine

Nov 17, 2021

Today’s guest, Dr. Krupa Playforth, answers questions surrounding a current hot topic: Children and the Covid-19 vaccine. Given the recent announcement of the Pfizer vaccine for 5-12 year olds, I have been getting many questions on this subject. For that reason, we are doing a rapid Q&A session with Dr. Playforth to answer your questions. The information she provides is truly invaluable because as she mentions, children deserve to have play dates and experience “normal” life again. 

Dr Playforth is a board-certified pediatrician and mother of 3 in Northern VA. She has special interests in healthcare education for parents and in infant/child nutrition, and she is passionate about approaching parenting with nuance. Her goal is to help parents develop the confidence to trust their intuitions within an evidence-based framework across a range of parenting topics. Dr Playforth is on the Healthcare Advisory board for Babylist, has contributed to Huffington Post, CNN, NBC, KevinMD, and Insider Magazine, and is featured as a Top Doc for both Northern VA Magazine and the Washingtonian.

In this episode we discuss:

-The efficacy behind the research of pediatric Covid trials in children

-How the vaccine differs in children and adults

-Why children should get vaccinated as a part of a low-risk population 

-Risks of the Covid virus verse risks of the Covid vaccine

Connect with Dr. Playforth:

-Instagram: @thepediatricianmom
-Facebook: @thepediatricianmom


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