BONUS Episode: Let’s Talk About the COVID Vaccine for Kids

The health and well-being of our kids is vitally important to all parents. And we’re thankful that we’ve been given the opportunity to talk with families about a health decision facing parents of kids five and older, whether they should get COVID vaccines, it has been a really loud and confusing couple of years and it can be hard to know who to listen to. 

On this special bonus podcast episode of Let’s Talk, Amanda Chavez and Liz Schultz are joined by Appleton locals, Dr. Lee Vogel and Sonja Jensen, to provide their expertise on vaccines for kids, and to answer questions that we and other parents have about this vaccine.

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Thanks to our Sponsor

The Building for Kids seeks to be a reliable resource of information to promote the wellbeing of children and their grownups throughout our community. The BFK recently received a Communities for Immunity grant in support of their work to promote vaccine confidence. Communities for Immunity is made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information, visit

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Meet our Guests

Dr. Lee Vogel, Mosaic Health

Dr. Vogel is a family physician and geriatrician. She also has served as the medical advisor to the Board of Health in the Appleton City Health Department for approximately 30 years. Passionate about educating, she is a faculty teacher of Family Physicians in a residency program at the Mosaic Family Health Clinic, which trains family medicine residents.

Sonja Jensen, City of Appleton

Sonja Jensen is the interim health officer with the City of Appleton Health Department. She is also the Deputy Director with the health department and has worked with the city department for eight years.

Episode at a Glance

  • What COVID looks like in the Fox Valley
  • COVID & Kids
  • COVID Vaccine Questions & Concerns
  • Addressing Myths
  • How the Vaccine was Developed
  • Parenting in a Pandemic
  • Importance of Community

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