(Virtual) Vaccine Town Hall for Families: Mon, Nov. 22 at 6:00pm
Sat, Nov 20 8:17am

Do you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for your elementary school-aged children? On behalf of all local elementary school families, Riverside's PTO is convening a virtual town hall to help answer questions parents and caregivers might have about the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The interdisciplinary panel includes two experts from the Riverside community -- a public health policy expert and a scientist -- plus the Princeton Health Officer and the Vice Chair of the Princeton Board of Health. The vaccine has been given authorization for emergency use in children aged 5-11.

Panelists are:

Dr. George DiFerdinando, MD, MPH

Vice-Chair of the Princeton Board of Health

Former Assistant Commissioner of Health (NJ) 

Jeffrey Grosser, MHS, HO

Director of Health, Princeton Health Department

Mary E. O'Dowd, MPH (Riverside parent)

Executive Director, Health Systems and Population Health Integration

Former Commissioner of Health NJDOH

Brinda Prasad, PhD (Riverside parent)

Scientific Director at CHDI

Previously Principal Scientist, Infections Diseases, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Please send questions in advance to: 




Pre-submitted questions will be answered first. The chat on zoom will be available for other questions and follow-up questions, but panelists cannot guarantee answering questions from the chat.


Join Zoom Meeting:



Meeting ID: 650 243 0367

Passcode: Learn