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In this episode Flor Munoz, MD, MSc, FAAP, who co-wrote the updated AAP influenza policy statement, talks about the importance of the flu vaccine in an unpredictable viral season. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk to Brenda Poindexter, MD, MS, FAAP, author of the AAP clinical report on probiotics in preterm infants.



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Flor M. Munoz, MD, MSc, FAAP


Flor M. Munoz, MD, MSc, FAAP, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, Molecular Virology and Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine and Director of Transplant Infectious Diseases at Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX. She is a member of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases (COID), the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) influenza working group, and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) Immunization Expert Group.

Brenda Poindexter, MD, MS, FAAP


Brenda Poindexter, MD, MS, FAAP, is Chief of the Division of Neonatology at Emory University and System Medical Director for Neonatology at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Brenda has spent most of her career leading multicenter clinical trials for the NICHD Neonatal Research Network. Her specific interests relate to neonatal nutrition and growth and neurodevelopmental outcomes of high-risk premature infants. She is co-editor of Nutritional Care of Preterm Infants, a book that serves as a practical resource for neonatologists and nutritionists. She is passionate about mentoring and removing barriers for women in leadership in academic medicine. She has four daughters and is also a proud grandmother of a preemie.


Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

The interviewees have no conflicts of interest to disclose

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Theme music composed by Matthew Simonson at

*The views expressed in this podcast are those of the guests and not necessarily those of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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