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Kids & COVID-19: A Vaccine Q&A with Dr. Danny Avula


  • October 14, 2021 | 12:00 pm

The Science Museum of Virginia has always encouraged Virginians to question their world. With emergency use authorization for the COVID-19 vaccine for children just around the corner, the Science Museum recognizes that parents, caregivers, and guardians have lots of questions about the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine for their loved ones. To help provide science-based answers, the Science Museum has teamed up with board-certified physician Dr. Danny Avula, Director of the Richmond City and Henrico County Health Departments, for a question-and-answer session about kids and the COVID-19 vaccine.

During this free, virtual event, Science Museum neuroscientist Dr. Catherine Franssen and Dr. Avula will address questions submitted by community members. These experts will explain the science behind the vaccine development, the way it works in the body, the impacts it will have on children in the future, and more.

What: Kids & COVID-19: A Vaccine Q&A with Dr. Danny Avula
When: Thursday, October 14, 12 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom meeting in the comfort of your home

How to Attend

The program is free to attend, but registration is required and open to the first 1,000 registrants. Registration will be open until 10:30 am on the day of the event.

You will be sent a link and password to access the talk at 11 am on the day of the event.

Once you register, you will receive a form link where you can submit your questions to Dr. Avula and Dr. Franssen.

The program will be recorded and shared on the Science Museum’s YouTube channel for those who miss the live event or want to share the information with others.