SVMC: COVID-19 Update May 14

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May 14, 2021
Medical Matters Weekly: Tick-Borne Illness
As Vermont's public health veterinarian, Natalie Kwit, DVM, leads the state's response to zoonotic and vector-borne illnesses, like those carried by ticks. She shares everything you need to know to protect yourself from Lyme disease and others in this week's Medical Matters Weekly.
SVHC Vaccine Champions
Catherine, who attends the School of Sacred Heart in Bennington, is excited to have been among the first locals aged 12 - 15 to receive the Pfizer vaccine. The vaccine was authorized for the group this week.
Saturday Vaccine Clinic
Vermonters ages 12 and older are eligible to make an appointment for a high-capacity, family-friendly COVID-19 vaccine clinic scheduled for May 22. Read More.
Family Forum on COVID Vaccines and Adolescents
The Vermont Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics wants to answer your questions about vaccinating your child. Read More
Treating Arthritis of the Hands
Dr. David Veltre, hand and upper extremity specialist at SVMC Orthopedics, explains hand arthritis and potential treatments. Read More.
The Next Medical Matters Weekly
Dr. David Furman, of SVMC Gastroenterology, will share where he finds the greatest job satisfaction. Read More.
Vaccine Eligibility
Let's end mitigation measures safely by getting vaccinated! Everyone aged 12 and older is eligible to register for and schedule a vaccine. Get Yours.
Share Your Ideas
SVHC has launched a survey to gather public input. They want to know all of the ways you would like to see the former SVC campus put to use. Read More.
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Medical Matters Weekly Welcomes Meghan Gunn

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Health Care's (SVHC) Medical Matters Weekly with Dr. Trey Dobson, a weekly interactive, multiplatform medical-themed talk show, will feature Meghan Gunn, chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), on its June 23 program. The show will air at 12 p.m., and Gunn will her insights about COVID-19 vaccines for children.
The show is produced with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). Viewers can see Medical Matters Weekly on Facebook at and The show is also available to view or download a podcast on
Meghan Gunn, is a pediatrician at SVMC Pediatrics and the chair of the Department of Pediatrics at SVMC. She  has worked at SVMC since 2013.  She received her undergraduate education in Biology from Syracuse University and earned her medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She continued with a residency in Pediatrics at University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.
After the program, the video will be available on area public access television stations. On CAT-TV, viewers will find the show on channel 1075 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Monday, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 a.m. Friday, and 7 p.m. Saturday. GNAT-TV's Comcast channel 1074 airs the program at 8 a.m. Monday, 9 p.m. Wednesday, and 1 p.m. Saturday.
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