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COVID Conversations: Preparing California for the COVID-19 Immunizations

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The California Immunization Coalition, in partnership with the four American Academy of Pediatrics-California Chapters, invites you to attend a series of webinars designed to inform and update the medical and public health community about the ongoing release, distribution and administration of COVID-19 vaccines.
Program # 5 of the COVID Conversation Series will feature two vaccine champions as panelists on this program. Alex McDonald, MD,CASQM, FAAFP, Family physician, Sports Medicine specialist and researcher at Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG) in Fontana, CA. Todd Wolynn, MD, Pediatrician, CEO, co-owner of Kids Plus Pediatrics in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Wolynn is also a co-founder of the organization Shots Heard Round The World.
The conversation will be moderated by CIC Board members Dr. Pia Pannaraj of the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and Dr. Eric Ball of the Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Primary Care Network. This webinar will be discussing strategies for building confidence in vaccines and healthcare along with messaging and support in conversations on social media.


Meet our Speakers:

Alex McDonald, MD, CASQM, FAAFP is a Family physician, Sports Medicine specialist, researcher and thought leader in the fields of physical activity, physician advocacy as well as health equity and policy. Dr. McDonald holds a BA from Connecticut College as well as his medical Degree of the University of Vermont Larnar College of Medicine. He completed his medical internship at Duke University, Family Medicine residency and Sports Medicine Fellowship at Southern California Kaiser Permanente Fontana, CA.
Dr. McDonald is a member of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG) in Fontana, CA where he is involved with family medicine resident and sports fellow graduate medical education. He is a Clinical professor at the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine and serves on the board of the San Bernardino County Medical society, California Academy of Family Physician New Physician Board member, SCPMG Government Relations Committee as well as Alternate Delegate of the California Medical Association House of Delegates. Dr. McDonald is also a member of the California Academy of Family Physician Legislative Affairs Committee.
Todd Wolynn, MD is a Pediatrician, CEO, and co-owner of Kids Plus Pediatrics — a cutting edge, independent practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
He led clinical vaccine research at Kids Plus for 14 years, including 40+ studies as both a sub-investigator and a principal investigator.
He is co-founder of Shots Heard Round the World, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering vaccine advocates, and Senior Advisor to The Public Good Projects (PGP) on Vaccine Advocacy.
Dr. Wolynn is proud to speak nationally and internationally as a recognized child health advocate. His areas of expertise include pediatric sleep medicine, breastfeeding medicine, health equity, immunizations, vaccine communication, and reimagining primary care.