Dr. Eliana Castillo and Sarah discuss commonly-asked questions about COVID-19 mRNA vaccines and pregnancy, fertility, and menstruation, and fact-check some common misconceptions. Dr. Castillo shares some compelling stories and information about the science of vaccines and their safety.
Dr. Eliana Castillo is a clinician-scientist in Calgary, Alberta. Her medical practice focuses on reproductive infectious diseases, medically complex pregnancies and hard-to-reach populations. As a scientist, she partners with patients to understand their journey through parenthood and engage in dialogues about interventions that can protect mothers and babies, like vaccinations. Dr. Castillo is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary in Canada.
Sarah Elder-Chamanara is the founder, creative director and owner of Madame Premier, a feminist and political clothing company based in Calgary, Alberta. With the underlying principle of seeing more women and diversity in politics, elected and in backrooms, at every level, Madame Premier creates the opportunity for conversations about why politics needs to change. Madame Premier has been featured in the National Post, CBC, Forbes and Toronto Star. Sarah is currently planning on opening Madame Premier’s first retail location in summer 2021 in Calgary.