Back to School with Pediatric Life-Threatening Allergies

Dr. Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, a pediatric allergist, discusses potential challenges children with life-threatening food allergies may face as they return to school during the pandemic, recommendations for parents, teachers, and children, and options for treating severe food allergies such as an epinephrine auto-injector like kaleo’s AUVI-Q® (epinephrine injection, SP) which is the only compact epinephrine auto-injector with a voice instruction system that helps guide patients and caregivers step-by-step through the injection process and can be mailed directly to people’s homes – an ideal option for social distancing.

Dr. Hernandez-Trujillo is a specialist in Allergy and Immunology. She has board certifications in both Pediatrics and Allergy/Immunology and over 15 years of experience. Dr. Hernandez-Trujillo received her medical degree from Albany Medical College, New York and completed a three-year pediatric residency program at Miami Children’s Hospital. She completed her fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, in Miami, Florida, and is founder of the Allergy and Immunology Care Center of South Florida. She serves as the Medical Director for the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital since 2008, along with the Program Director of the Allergy/Immunology Fellowship training program.

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