To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate | Dr. Sharon Nachman
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Beyond the Expected host, Michael Bernstein, sits down with Sharon Nachman MD, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Stony Brook Children's Hospital and Associate Dean for Research in the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. Dr. Nachman is an international leader in the area of pediatric infectious diseases and the treatment of children with AIDS, flu and measles. She has been the principal investigator of more than 30 clinical trials of promising medicines for patients treated at Stony Brook University Hospital. These include international trials in areas such as new vaccines, Lyme disease, and AIDS. She also directs the Maternal Child HIV/AIDS Program. In this episode, Michael talks to Sharon about the international health crisis brought on by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, the impact of the new New York State vaccine law on Long Island's school districts and discusses vaccines and immunizations and if vaccines are truly safe; what children and their families should know and how can they prepare; and what are some complications/symptoms that can occur if children are not vaccinated.

Production Credits

Thanks to episode two guest, Dr. Sharon Nachman, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at the Stony Brook University Renaissance School of Medicine

Host: Michael A. Bernstein, Interim President
Executive Producer: Nicholas Scibetta
Producer: Lauren Sheprow
Art Director: Karen Leibowitz
Assistant Producer: Joan Behan-Duncan
Director: Jan Diskin-Zimmerman
Engineer/Technical Director: Phil Altiere
Production Manager: Tony Fabrizio
Camera/Lighting Director: Jim Oderwald
Chief Editor: Frank D’Aurio
Editor/Camera: Brian DiLeo
Camera: Greg Klose
Original score: “Mutti Bug” provided by Professor Tom Manuel

Special thanks to the Stony Brook University School of Journalism for use of its podcast studio

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