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Validating Vaccines

The percentage of parents who refuse all vaccines for their children is small, roughly about 3%. There is, however, an increasing number of parents who refuse or want to defer individual vaccines or use an immunization schedule for their child that is not recommended. That’s according to Children’s Hospital Colorado’s primary care pediatrician and health services researcher Allison Kempe, MD, MPH, and pediatric infectious disease specialist Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, who’ve been working on vaccine research related to hesitancy for over two decades.

Together with Children’s Colorado, the Anschutz Medical Campus, and a myriad of local, regional and national organizations, Drs. Kempe and O’Leary are using their research to educate parents and inform providers on how best to address a debate that, at least according to nearly everyone in the medical community, really shouldn’t exist — but does.


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Yahoo News

Safe Summer Activities for Kids During the Pandemic

news outletYahoo News
Publish DateJune 10, 2021

Experts say we all should expect things to feel easier this year than they did last year, but they still won’t be what most people would consider normal. “My best guess is that it’ll be better than last summer in terms of what we’re doing, but it won’t be back to what it was like in summer 2019,” says Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, professor of pediatrics and a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Children’s Hospital Colorado.

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CNN

A link between Covid-19 vaccination and a cardiac illness may be getting clearer

news outletCNN
Publish DateJune 09, 2021

commentary published last week in the medical journal Pediatrics reviewed a published account of seven cases of myocarditis in teen males following Covid-19 vaccination. The authors concluded that "there are some concerns regarding this case series that might suggest a causal relationship" between the vaccine and myocarditis. "There are some suggestions [the link] may be real, but it's not definitive yet," Dr. Sean O'Leary, a co-author of the commentary, told CNN.

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NBC News

Unvaccinated children still vulnerable despite lower COVID cases

news outletNBC News
Publish DateJune 07, 2021

"The good news is, cases continue to fall across the board," said Dr. Sean O'Leary, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Children's Hospital Colorado and member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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CNN

Covid-19 cases are falling, but experts say kids should still get a vaccine when they can. Here's why

news outletCNN
Publish DateJune 04, 2021

While the question about the importance of vaccines for little kids is still theoretical, it's still an important one to answer, said Dr. Sean O'Leary, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Children's Hospital Colorado.

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