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Parenting Our Future

Release Date: 12/07/2021

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I know that we’re all sick of Covid and no matter what your thoughts are on the pandemic, it’s still here and we need to keep ourselves, our children and communities safe.

I’m honoured to be speaking to one of the world’s foremost experts on infectious disease, Dr. Syra Madad.  She’s taken time out of her busy schedule as a public health leader and mother of three to help us make sense of what we should do to protect our children during the Holiday and flu season. 

In this episode Dr. Madad shares:

  • Why she chose to vaccinate her children and why it’s a good idea for you to as well
  • How to support your children before, during and after their vaccine appointment
  • Where you can get the more reliable and up to date information on the pandemic
  • The upcoming flu season and what it means for Covid.
  • What “Natural immunity” is versus vaccine-induced immunity
  • What you need to know about new covid variants and how this pandemic will end

Download Dr. Madad’s article, “16 Reasons Why You Should Get Vaccinated from the Parent Toolbox: www.parent-toolbox.com


About Dr. Syra Madad

Syra Madad, D.H.Sc., M.Sc., MCP is an internationally recognized public health leader and epidemiologist in infectious disease and special pathogen preparedness and response. She is Senior Director, System-wide Special Pathogens Program at New York City Health + Hospitals, the nation’s largest municipal healthcare delivery system overseeing special pathogen preparedness and response efforts across 11 acute care hospitals in addition to post-acute/long-term care facilities and ambulatory care sites. She is Principal Investigator of NYC Health + Hospitals Institute of Diseases and

Dr. Madad is a Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs where she regularly publishes and leads a science communication series on COVID-19. She’s also an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Federation of American Scientists and part of their COVID19 Taskforce, Alumni Fellow at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Health Security’s Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Program and Alumni Senior Fellow in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s

Dr. Madad has over 50+ publications, and has been a guest speaker at over 70 scientific and medical conferences around the world. She is frequently quoted and appears on major media outlets. Dr. Madad plays one of the lead roles in the Emmy-nominated Netflix docuseries, Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak, which follows a handful of leaders throughout the world on the frontlines to prevent the next outbreak. She’s also prominently featured in the 2021 Discovery documentary, The Vaccine: Conquering COVID, with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Francis Collins and other leading scientists.

Contact information:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/syramadad

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/syra-madad-5b9495/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/syramadad/?hl=en


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