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A Virtual Town Hall: Discussion on the Safety & Efficacy of the Pfizer Vaccine for Children 12 & up

Meet the panelists of pediatric experts from Lurie's Children's Hospital  for the virtual town hall discussion of the safety and efficacy of the Pfizer Vaccine for children 12 and up.

I Am Abel Foundation presents A Virtual Town Hall - Register, please click here>


May 26, 2021, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

This is a FREE event!

If You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Join Dr. Sweetie Conway, Event Moderator and Founder and Executive Director of I Am Abel Foundation as we discuss the Emergency Use Authorization of the Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccination for Children Ages 12-15. Pediatric Experts from Lurie's Children's Hospital will discuss the studies, the science, answer your questions and hopefully allay your fears or concerns.

Also physician advocates with boots on the ground will share how they are getting Chicago area adults and children alike informed and immunized.

Target Audience: Parents of Children Ages 12 and Up and Children of that same age group as well as the General Public are welcome to join us!

We are answering your questions like:

  • Is the Pfizer Vaccine for youth safe?

  • Has the vaccine been tested on black and brown children?

  • Do the dosages differ from those of adults?

  • What if my child has already had COVID?

  • Has there really been enough research done? How long did they conduct this research and is it really safe?

  • If the risks to kids are not high, then why should I vaccinate my child?

  • Will there be any long term, developmental or fertility risks with the COVID vaccine?

  • How can I become a Vaccine Ambassador and help to reduce vaccine hesitancy in the community?

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Meet Chicago Area Physicians Leading the Charge in Getting Our Adults and Children Immunized

Dr David Anyadike, MD - Chicago area physician leading the charge in getting adults and children immunized. Learn more at

Dr. David Anyadike, MD is a general pediatrician who has founded programs to address childhood obesity and promote healthy families in the community. He enjoys teaching, mentoring, advocacy, and outreach work while doing general pediatrics in a small private clinic on the near-west side of Chicago. He is a physician mentor and Board Trustee at I Am Abel Foundation and is passionate about getting vulnerable populations vaccinated.

Dr. Lisa Green, DO, MPH is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Family Christian Health Center, a large Federally Qualified Health Center in Harvey Illinois with 4 locations. They are a full service Healthcare Center with specialties including Family Medicine, OB/Gyn, Pediatrics, Dental Care and Mental Health to name a few. Dr. Green has been a fierce community advocate addressing vaccine hesitancy in Black and Brown Communities in Chicago, Cook County and South Suburban communities.

More About Our Lurie Experts Panelists

Dr. Rishi Agrawal, MD, MPH is a Pediatric Hospitalist and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Lurie and La Rabida Children's Hospitals. He teaches in the Public Health Program at Northwestern. He also teaches Epidemiology and Biostatistics Journal Club in the I am Abel Urban Bridges Medical Mentoring Program and is starting a new Pediatrics module this summer.

Dr. Ravi Jhaveri, MD, is a member of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Professor of Pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His interests include optimizing vaccination of healthy children and those with compromised immune systems, preventing and treating viral hepatitis and comparing outcomes of different treatments for common infectious diseases. He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief, Clinical Therapeutics and Associate Editor, Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.

Dr. Nina Alfieri, MD is a General Pediatrician and Attending Physician in the Division of Advanced General Pediatrics at Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and an Instructor of Pediatrics at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. Her interests are in medical education, preventive medicine and vaccination, community medicine and advocacy, infant development, and caring for children with medical complexity.

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