Rather than live-streaming each Wednesday, I’m going to answer a question that’s come in, and give an ‘inside-scoop’ look into the exciting life of an Entrepreneur In Pandemic! This week: Why we think schools are safer from COVID than FLU and A Week in the Life
According to the NIH post on Buzzy, needle sticks from vaccinations or blood draws are the most common, and oftentimes most distressing, medical procedure for children and their parents. Read more about that post as well as see helpful links to additional resources, including the abstract and project documentation from the NICHD grant that supported the development of Buzzy.
Addressing needle fear is critical to the public health plan for the rollout of the COVID vaccine. Dr. Baxter has researched vaccine refusal for 15 years. Her recent data indicates that identifying anxiety and reducing pain with the first injection could dramatically improve the second #COVID19 vaccine uptake by as much as 35% and help save lives.
In her first video of 2021, Dr. Baxter covers the realities of a massive vaccine rollout. Is the COVID Vaccine roll-out as slow as we think it is? Are people jumping the line? What role might children’s hospitals play in vaccinating large numbers of adults? What about those new strains? These questions and many more, answered.
New research from The Journal of the American Medical Association (“JAMA”) covers concerns people have about taking the recently approved COVID vaccines. Dr. Baxter discusses several of these concerns.