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Doctor/parent Q&A: What you should know about the COVID-19 vaccine for children who are immunocompromised or medically fragile.

With pre-teens and teens ages 12 years and older eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, parents may have questions about whether or not children who need complex care or have serious medical conditions should be vaccinated. Dr. Darin Brannan,  senior vice president of Clinical Informatics at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital, will answer some questions about the vaccine and children who are immunocompromised or medically fragile.

 

Join us on July 12 at 1 p.m. on our Facebook page where Dr. Brennan will answer any questions or concerns you have. Questions can be submitted below prior to the event.

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About Darin Brannan, M.D.

 

Dr. Brannan was born in Kentucky but he spent the majority of his childhood in Latin America as the son of missionaries. He graduated from Missouri’s Evangel University then moved to El Salvador, where he coordinated medical teams and was involved with humanitarian relief efforts. Dr. Brannan is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and completed his residency at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center. Additionally, Dr. Brannan holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology from the University of Oklahoma. He has earned certification in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and is board-certified in Clinical Informatics. 

 

Dr. Brannan is a board-certified pediatrician who has been actively involved in caring for children with complex medical needs in the community for many years. In 2007, he moved from private practice to work full-time at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital in Bethany, Oklahoma. He has special interests in nutrition, bone health and informatics.

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