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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate our lives, the focus has now shifted to the vaccine and its role in helping the world return to a new normal. On the back of the COVID-19 vaccine being approved in Australia for children aged 12 and over, right now is a timely opportunity to chat about the vaccine in kids. Is it safe? How does it work? Why do children need to be vaccinated? Host, paediatrician, and mother of four, Dr Anthea Rhodes sits down with Dr Margie Danchin. Margie is a paediatrician and mother of four herself, a researcher in vaccine uptake, and also sits on the COVID-19 vaccine ATAGI group on vaccine safety, confidence and evaluation. Together, they cover a range of common questions and more importantly common fears when it comes to vaccinating children, answer some listener questions, and share their own thoughts about their children getting the vaccine when they're eligible.We love to hear from our listeners with their questions. Keep an eye out on our Facebook and Instagram pages for opportunities to be involved in upcoming episodes. Our newsletter has also launched today! Visit our website to find out how you can sign up and keep up-to-date with our latest episodes.If you found this episode helpful, please share this important information with your friends and family. Spreading factful information is more important than ever in ensuring our community has the right information about the COVID-19 vaccine.There are a number of great resources online mentioned in this podcast episode including the current eligibility criteria for the COVID-19 vaccine in children, information about the Pfizer vaccine, guidance for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning pregnancy and resources for adolescents who are considering getting vaccinated.