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The number of unvaccinated children is on the rise in Central Texas, as parents question the need and the danger of these injections.  So KEYE TV wants to clear the air, by giving viewers the chance to ask our panel of experts the questions they have.

KEYE TV will hold a unique, fully-interactive town hall meeting on September 9 to answer your questions about vaccinations for your children.

Our Your Voice Your Future Town Hall: Immunizations will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Dell Children's Medical Center, 4900 Mueller Blvd. Austin, Texas 78723. Parking is available in the parking lots at the front of the medical center on Mueller Boulevard. Additional Parking is available in the visitor/family parking in the blue lot.

If you would like to take part in the KEYE-TV Town Hall, please call 512-490-2199.


Dr. Stephen Pont, MD, MPH, FAAP : Dr. Pont is a general pediatrician and is the medical director for the Texas Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity, Dell Children's Medical Center's tertiary care pediatric weight management center.  Dr. Pont also serves as the medical director for Austin Independent School District's Student Health Services.

Dr. Sarmistha Hauger, MD: Dr. Sarmistha Hauger, MD is one of the country's most highly rated doctors. Her specialties include infectious disease, pediatric infectious disease, and pediatrics and she currently treats patients in Austin, Texas.

Noel Peterson:
Noel Peterson is the owner and practitioner of Austin Clinic of Homeopathy. He is a nationally certified classical homeopath and certified homeoprophylaxis supervisor. He has been in private practice for over six years. Noel is also a graduate student at Baylor University's Executive Master of Business Administration in Healthcare program. With his direct clinical experience in holistic health, combined with his advanced degree, Noel hopes to bridge the gap between alternative health modalities and conventional medicine therapies for the overall health and benefit of our culture.

Dawn Richardson: Dawn Richardson is president of PROVE (Parents Requesting Open Vaccine Education), a statewide parent rights advocacy network in Austin, Texas she co-founded in 1997. She was appointed Director of State Advocacy for the National Vaccine Information Center in October 2009.


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