This week: COVID vaccines for children; X-rays, MRIs and other medical imaging
Children ages 5 to 11 are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, so Upstate's “HealthLink on Air” turned to an expert in pediatric infectious diseases to answer questions that parents may have. Dr. Joseph Domachowske is a professor of pediatrics and of microbiology and immunology at Upstate. He is also the principal investigator of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine trial underway at Upstate, one of the first sites to enroll children under 5 years of age. In this week's show, he explains why children need to be vaccinated, even if they've already had COVID-19, and what sort of protection vaccination will offer. He goes over typical side effects, whether the vaccine will protect kids with compromised immune systems, and what's happening with the development of a vaccine for kids younger than 5. Also on this show, radiologist Michele Lisi goes over the different types of medical imaging that patients may undergo.
Listen to Healthlink on Air every Sunday at 6 a.m. on WRVO.