Jose Romero MD

Secretary of Health, Arkansas Department of Health

Immunization Vector-Borne Disease Hepatitis Infectious Diseases

170: Hepatitis Alert

May 3, 2022

Dr. Scott Harris, Alabama’s State Health Officer, discusses how states and territories are on alert for cases of hepatitis and adenovirus in children; Dr. Jose Romero, Arkansas’ Secretary of Health, is worried about increasi…

112: Messaging COVID Vaccines to New Parents

Feb. 4, 2022

Dr. Jose Romero, a pediatrician and Arkansas’ Secretary of Health, says there’s work to be done to prepare for the possibility of a vaccine for infants and toddlers; Dr. Josh Sharfstein, a pediatrician and former health offi…

Immunization Emerging Infectious Diseases COVID-19

62: Vaccine Hesitant Parents

Nov. 5, 2021

A panel of ASTHO members met with journalists for a virtual news conference Thursday to discuss the new pediatric COVID-19 vaccine and the challenges involved with convincing hesitant parents to vaccinate their kids against …

Health Equity COVID-19 Medicaid And Public Health Partnerships National Hispanic Heritage Month

44: The Next Medicaid Cliff?

Oct. 12, 2021

Dr. Jose Romero, Secretary of the Arkansas Department of Health, discusses the negative impact vaccine misinformation has on efforts to protect communities of color from the COVID-19 virus; Congressman Darren Soto of Florida…

COVID-19 Public Health Leadership And Workforce Development Child And Maternal Health

40: Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccines

Oct. 5, 2021

Dr. Jose Romero, a pediatrician and Secretary of the Arkansas Department of Health, discusses COVID-19 vaccines for kids and parental hesitancy; ASTHO leaders discuss the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) process durin…