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Dr. Ellie Smith encouraging pediatric COVID vaccines for children in West Virginia


When a child is sick, parents want to hear the opinion of their pediatrician.
To help West Virginia parents who are trying to decide whether to get their children vaccinated against COVID, pediatricians across the state are sharing their thoughts on the safety and need for the vaccine.  
As the state and federal government prepare to start Pediatric COVID vaccines for children ages 5 to 11, Gov. Jim Justice and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources asked local pediatricians to share their opinion on the vaccination.

Dr. Ellie Smith has spent 11 years treating children in the state’s Eastern Panhandle. She is currently the chair of pediatrics at both Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg and Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson. A resident of Shepherdstown, Smith knows the children, the families, and the communities. She has a message for her patients and all parents in West Virginia.

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