• Children's Center

    8-5-2022 Media Only News Briefing: Back-to-school: What to know about sports, immunizations, COVID-19 and more

Six young students approaching the steps of a school building

Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, pediatric infectious diseases specialist, and Dr. David Soma, pediatrician and sports medicine specialist, both with Mayo Clinic Children's Center, fielded questions from media around back-to-school topics. 

Topics included how to prepare for the start of school such as immunizations, the importance of sleep, COVID-19, as well as sports injury prevention, conditioning and more.

Journalists who have already registered on the News Network can log into their accounts to download a recording of the Zoom briefing found at the end of this post.

Journalists who would like to access the media briefing video can register with the News Network here.

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