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In this episode, hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, talk about changes to the AAP Influenza Policy. Flor Munoz, MD, MSc, FAAP, who co-wrote the guidance, explains the increased danger of flu and why the vaccine is so important during COVID-19. The hosts also discuss with Jareen Meinzen-Derr, MD, PhD, MPH, FACE, her Pediatrics article about the effects of early intervention for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.



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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.

Dr. Meinzen-Derr, MD, PhD, MPH, FACE


Dr. Meinzen-Derr, MD, PhD, MPH, FACE, is an epidemiologist and Professor of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Her career goal is to improve outcomes in children who are deaf/hard-of-hearing (DHH). As such, she is focused on enhancing language, communication and social functioning, which leads to increased independence for children who are deaf/hard-of-hearing.



Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

The interviewees have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

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Theme music composed by Matthew Simonson at

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