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A Conversation about Vaccination with Young Advocates
Do you ever wonder what adolescents and young adults are thinking about in terms of immunization and preventive health? What do they advocate for? And what do they need to help them be successful?

Join us for a webinar with teen vaccination advocates moderated by Dr. Chelsea Clinton and featuring Dr. Paul Offit. Dr. Clinton and Dr. Offit will discuss challenges in closing the gap in adolescent vaccination and talk with teen advocates about their needs and challenges in helping adolescents advocate for their health.

Who Should Attend?
- Vaccine stakeholders interested in closing the gap in adolescent vaccination
- Healthcare Providers for adolescents and young adults
- Parents and caregivers of adolescents
- Adolescents and young adults  

Apr 4, 2023 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Judy Klein
President @Unity Consortium
Judy is President and Founder of Unity Consortium and has deep expertise in healthcare and vaccines. Judy's passion is supporting individuals to lead healthy lives by proactively focusing on preventive healthcare and immunizations. Toward this end, Judy actively engages with organizations that advance this approach including the National HPV Roundtable Steering Committee and the National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center Advisory Committee. Judy was recently selected, on behalf of Unity, as the winner of the 2021 Vaughn Rickert Vaccine Research Award by the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.
Chelsea Clinton, D.Phil., M.P.H.
@Clinton Foundation
As vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, Chelsea Clinton works alongside the Foundation’s leadership and partners to help create economic opportunity, improve public health, and inspire civic engagement and service across the United States and around the world. In particular, Chelsea focuses on promoting early brain and language development through the Too Small to Fail initiative, and uplifting and empowering female entrepreneurs and women-led businesses around the world through initiatives like the Caribbean-focused Women in Renewable Energy (WIRE) Network. She also serves on the boards of the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
Paul Offit, MD
Director, Vaccine Education Center @Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Paul Offit is a pediatrician specializing in infectious diseases and an expert on vaccines, immunology, and virology. He is the co-inventor of a rotavirus vaccine that has been credited with saving hundreds of lives every day. Offit is the Maurice R. Hilleman professor of vaccinology, professor of pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and director of The Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Offit is currently a member of National Institutes of Health (NIH) working group on vaccines, a subgroup of the "Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines" (ACTIV) comprised of experts to combat COVID-19. He is also a member of the FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC). Previously, he was a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
Arin Parsa
Founder @Teens for Vaccines
Arin Parsa is a high school sophomore in California and the founder of Teens for Vaccines Inc. (teensforvaccines.org), a vaccine advocacy youth organization honored by the United Nations Youth Envoy, the White House, and the media. Arin is also co-founder and editor of Teen Opinions Matter (https://teenopinions.org), a global teen blog listed on NY Times Learning Network with readership in 15+ countries. Arin is a Davidson Young Scholar, recipient of NYC Future Researchers Scholarship, and multi-year International History Olympiad gold medalist. His vaccine advocacy and legislative activism stems from his research in factors affecting adolescent vaccine rates for disadvantaged minors. With interests in computational social science, law, and public policy, Arin hopes to work in health policy so all teens can access and self-consent to life-saving vaccines. In his free time, Arin loves playing guitar, camping with his Boy Scout troop, and competing in history and quiz bowl tournament.
Lindsey Smith
Freshman, University of Michigan @VaxUpWestchester
Lindsey Smith is a freshman at the University of Michigan from New York who hopes to major in Community and Global Public Health and minor in social media analysis. Since high school, Lindsey has worked directly with VaxUpWestchester and Teens for Vaccines. With both organizations, Lindsey has organized Instagram-live panels with doctors, created useful social media infographics, and has helped people across all age groups obtain COVID-19 vaccine appointments. During her time at Michigan, Lindsey has been a part of the Public Health Association, MedX - Hillel, Miss Stem Careers, and Spoon University. Lindsey is passionate about the intersection of communication and public health, and can’t wait to speak with you all about why it is important to be a teen advocate.