Science Corner

July 2022: COVID-19 Pediatric Vaccine Updates

In this edition of Science Corner, guest host Dr. Shira Shafir shares updates on the approval of COVID-19 Pediatric Vaccines.

About the Host

Dr. Lucia Abascal Miguel headshot

Lucía Abascal Miguel, MD, MS, is a PhD student and global health fellow with UC San Francisco’s Institute for Global Health Sciences.  Lucía trained as a medical doctor in Mexico City and worked as a physician in rural Mexico. While working there, she realized poverty and inequality affected patients’ access to quality healthcare, which inspired her to pursue a career in global health. Lucía has worked on a variety of global health topics, including literacy and diabetes in Latin America and vaccine cost-effectiveness. She is also the proud momma of a little girl and a “crazy” pup.

Guest Host

Dr. Shira Shafir

Dr. Shira Shafir is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Community Health Sciences and Epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Dr. Shafir is an epidemiologist with expertise in infectious diseases and speaks weekly to hospitals around the country about COVID-19. She is very excited about the approval of an under 5 COVID vaccine, has awesome dance moves and believes that everything can be made better with a cold Diet Dr. Pepper.


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