Pediatric Critical Care Physician to Discuss COVID Vaccines for Kids /

BENNINGTON, Vt. Southwestern Vermont Health Care’s (SVHC) Medical Matters Weekly with Dr. Trey Dobson – a medical-themed weekly interactive, multiplatform talk show – has produced 37 episodes since February 2021.

The season one finale, scheduled for Oct. 27, will feature Pediatric Critical Care physician Rebecca Bell, MD, MPH, of the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital (UVM). The live show will air a day after a meeting of the Food and Drug Administration that is expected to recommend the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11.

In addition to her work in the pediatric hospital, Dr. Bell is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM. Outside of clinical care, she works on injury prevention efforts for the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP). She is the current president of the Vermont Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is active in community and legislative advocacy. Areas of focus include suicide prevention, counseling for safe storage of firearms, counseling for vaccine confidence, safe sleep for babies, access to early childhood education and advocacy for children’s health. dr. Bell received her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and her master’s degree in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her pediatric residency training and her pediatric intensive care fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.

After the program, the video will be available on public television stations in the area. On CAT-TV, viewers will find the show on channel 1075 at 7:30pm, Sunday at 1:30pm, Tuesday at 8:30am, Wednesday at 7:30pm, Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday at 7:30pm, and Saturday at 7:00pm. GNAT-TV’s Comcast channel 1074 airs the program Mondays at 8 a.m., Wednesdays at 9 p.m. and Saturdays at 1 p.m.

The show is booking guests for its second season, which begins January 5, 2022.

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