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Event summary produced by The Globe and Mail Events team. The Globe’s editorial department was not involved.

In July, Health Canada authorized COVID-19 vaccines for children under the age of five. As of October, less than 10 per cent of kids under five have received a dose.

On Dec. 8, Globe and Mail Health Reporter and Columnist, André Picard, hosted a panel featuring health care experts who answered audience questions about vaccination and children’s health through COVID-19 and beyond.

Missed the live event or would like to view it again? Scroll down to the video player below.


  • Dr. Upton D. Allen, professor of paediatrics, chief of infectious diseases, Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), University of Toronto
  • Dr. Christine Chambers, professor of psychology & neuroscience and pediatrics, Dalhousie University
  • Dr. Joanne Langley, professor of pediatrics and community health and epidemiology; CIHR-GSK chair in pediatric vaccinology, Dalhousie University; head, Division of Infectious Diseases, IWK Health
  • Dr. Manish Sadarangani, director, Vaccine Evaluation Center, BC Children’s Hospital; associate professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia

Watch the full discussion (60 minutes) below.

The Globe and Mail presented the event with sponsor support from Royal Society of Canada. The event included a representative from Royal Society of Canada.

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