About this event

  • Date and time Thu 1 Jul 2021 from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
  • Location Online

Register to join Episode 81 'Should we vaccinate children?' on Zoom here.

 Despite the success of its vaccination programme, and the lead of other countries including the US, the UK has not yet made a decision on whether to vaccinate children aged 12 to 17.

In this episode, chaired by Dr Margarita Burmester, President of the RSM’s Paediatrics and Child Health Section, we look at the debate around immunising children against Covid-19 with guests Professor Beate Kampmann, Director of The Vaccine Centre at LSHTM and Professor Russell Viner, Professor of Adolescent Health at the UCL Institute of Child Health in London.

The panel will cover issues including the potential risks posed to children by Covid-19 and the vaccine, their role in community transmission, and the ethical questions surrounding vaccine equity and global need.

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Key speakers

Professor Beate Kampmann

Professor of Paediatric Infection & Immunity and Director, The Vaccine Centre, LSHTM

Professor Russell Viner

Professor of Adolescent Health, UCL Institute of Child Health in London and attendee at SAGE

Dr Margarita Burmester

President, Paediatrics and Child Health Section, RSM, Director of paediatric intensive care, Royal Brompton Hospital and Founder and Director, SPRinT programme



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Special rates for difficult times

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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