Episode 229

Should Kids Get a COVID-19 Vaccine? with Pediatrician

With Dr. Elisa Song

COVID-19 has challenged us like never before. The past year has been full of uncertainties and we continue to face decisions around vaccines, a changing social landscape, and how to protect our families and maintain our quality of life. 

The best we can do is stay informed on the constantly evolving research and take into account our family’s unique needs. Parents of young children have the added responsibility of making decisions for them, with limited data. No one can tell you what the right choice is when it comes to getting your child vaccinated. 

In this episode, Dr. Elisa Song and I have a grounded conversation about what we know and what we still need to find out. We hash out what can be a pretty overwhelming topic into digestible information to help you feel empowered.

Dr. Song is an integrative pediatrician, pediatric Functional Medicine expert, and mama. In her integrative pediatric practice, Whole Family Wellness, she’s helped 1,000s of kids get to the root causes of their health concerns and helped their parents understand how to help their children thrive in body, mind, and spirit by integrating conventional pediatrics with Functional Medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and essential oils. 

Dr. Song created Healthy Kids Happy Kids, an online holistic pediatric resource to help practitioners and parents bridge the gap between conventional and integrative pediatrics with an evidence-based, pediatrician-backed approach.

For more on Dr. Elisa Song you can follow her on Instagram @healthykids_happykids, on Facebook @DrElisaSongMD, and through her website https://healthykidshappykids.com/

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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. Dr. Song and her family’s experience of being infected with COVID 
    (9:57)
  2. Confirmation bias and COVID recommendations 
    (12:49)
  3. Pregnant women and COVID-19 vaccine safety 
    (16:31)
  4. What the FDA Emergency Use Authorization for the vaccines means 
    (20:08)
  5. Helping our kids build immune resilience
    (36:54)
  6. What role children really play in herd immunity 
    (45:33)
  7. Is COVID-19 vaccination in previously infected individuals necessary?  
    (47:45)
  8. Why there is so much pressure to vaccinate children right now
    (52:47)
  9. What you can do to mitigate any inflammatory response after getting the vaccine 
    (1:10:11)
  10. Natural immunity if you’ve previously been infected from COVID 
    (1:25:47)
  11. Antibody testing to determine if you’ve previously been infected with COVID 
    (1:30:08)

Guest

 
Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Broken Brain Podcast, a top 20 health podcast with over 10 million downloads, that teaches listeners how to improve their brain performance and mental health through their diet, lifestyle and everyday biohacking.

As an entrepreneur, Dhru is also the CEO Dr. Hyman Enterprises, Farmacy and the UltraWellness Center, a functional medicine based clinic that specializes in treating chronic disease through personalized medicine.

 
Dr. Elisa Song

Dr. Elisa Song is an integrative pediatrician, pediatric Functional Medicine expert, and mama. In her integrative pediatric practice, Whole Family Wellness, she’s helped 1,000s of kids get to the root causes of their health concerns and helped their parents understand how to help their children thrive in body, mind, and spirit by integrating conventional pediatrics with Functional Medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and essential oils. Dr. Song created Healthy Kids Happy Kids, an online holistic pediatric resource to help practitioners and parents bridge the gap between conventional and integrative pediatrics with an evidence-based, pediatrician-backed approach.

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