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Fri, Oct 22


Zoom Event

Pediatric vaccinations: effects of the pandemic

Class learning objectives: -Detail recent trends in vaccine uptake -Review pediatric COVID-19 vaccines -Describe strategies for communicating with vaccine hesitant families -Identify practice changes to facilitate vaccination -1 CME credit

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Pediatric vaccinations:  effects of the pandemic
Pediatric vaccinations:  effects of the pandemic

Time & Location

Oct 22, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Zoom Event


About the Event


Dr. Manika Suryadevara is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. She has spent much of her career focused on increasing vaccine uptake through improved vaccine confidence and delivery. She is a co-chair of the Provider Education Sub-committee and Steering Committee member for the New York State HPV Coalition, whose mission it is to increase HPV vaccination rates and decrease HPV related disease in NYS through education, coordination, advocacy, and leadership. Over the past 6 years, she has worked closely with AAP NYS Chapter 1 on vaccine related activities. Most recently, she developed an infectious disease sub-committee for the Chapter, to deliver educational updates regarding ID topics to Chapter members. 

Dr. Joseph Domachowske is a Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology, and Immunology at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. As an immunization advocate, Dr. Domachowske was appointed to the NYS Immunization Advisory Council in 2009, and served as the Chair from 2018 to 2021. The council’s work with New York State legislators focused on improving vaccine confidence among all stakeholders and on promoting the development of sensible vaccine laws. He also co-chaired the committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases for the NYS Health Improvement plan in 2013. His research focuses primarily on the prevention and treatment of respiratory infections. He is involved in several multicenter clinical vaccine trials and has published more than 120 scientific papers in journals including the Journals of Immunology, Infectious Disease, Pediatrics, Medicine, Vaccine, the Journal of Pediatric Infectious Disease Society and the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Domachowske represents AAP District II, Chapter 1 as their vaccine representative. He and Dr. Suryadevara have worked together to secure funding from AAP National to address issues of vaccine hesitancy across NY State. He and Dr. Suryadevara currently serve as the lead clinical investigators for one of the Pediatric COVID19 mRNA vaccine trials evaluating the safety and efficacy in children as young as 6 months of age. 


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and AAP NYS Chapter 1. The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates this internet live course for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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