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    10-12-2021 COVID-19 Media Only News Briefing: Kids, COVID-19 and Fall Festivities / Tips for Staying Safe

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On Tuesday, Oct. 12, Nipunie Rajapakse, M.D., a pediatric infectious disease specialist with Mayo Clinic Children’s Center, talked about communities planning Halloween and other seasonal activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Rajapakse discussed how to participate safely in the fun, especially with indoor gatherings for younger unvaccinated children. She also took a number of COVID-19 questions related to children.

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Nipunie Rajapakse, M.D., / Pediatric Infectious Diseases / Mayo Clinic


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