Community Conversation focuses on COVID-19 vaccine for young children

The Dayton Daily News hosted an hour-long live discussion on Wednesday with trusted, local experts digging into the facts about the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.

The Dayton Daily News Community Conversation: COVID Vaccines for Children ran from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday. A replay is available below:

The discussion was co-hosted by Community Impact Editor Nick Hrkman and Investigative Reporter Jordan Laird. Panelists included:

  • Katherine Lambes, MD, a local pediatrician with the Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton and mother of a vaccinated 8-year-old.
  • Alonzo Patterson III, MD, a local pediatrician with PriMed Physicians.
  • Adam Mezoff, MD, chief medical officer at Dayton Children’s.
  • Hillary O’Neil MS, RRT, RCP, specialty pediatrics manager at Dayton Children’s.

Community Conversations is a Dayton Daily News series of moderated panel discussions on topics important to the Dayton region.

The audience is encouraged to ask any questions they may have about the vaccine during the live discussion. There will be time made available to participants to answer questions from viewers. You can send questions to ahead of the Community Conversation that we may include in the Q&A.

A recording of the discussion will also be made available for you to view on YouTube and on

Credit: Lark Photography

Credit: Lark Photography

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