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Wellness Wednesday: Answering Your Questions About The COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses are prepared for members of the community 12 years and up, at a clinic held by Community of Hope, outside the Washington School for Girls in southeast Washington in this May 19, 2021 file photo.
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Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses are prepared for members of the community 12 years and up, at a clinic held by Community of Hope, outside the Washington School for Girls in southeast Washington in this May 19, 2021 file photo.

A panel of doctors advising the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday recommend emergency use authorization of COVID-19 shots for kids ages 5-11.

The vote was 17-0 with one abstention. Members raised a number of concerns but in the end felt the benefits outweighed the risks.

Today on Wellness Wednesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher, we talk to a medical doctor to answer your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for kids.

Guests:

  • Kimberly Seals Allers, author and creator of maternal health app
  • Brady Post, health economist, assistant professor, Northeastern University
  • Dr. John Swartzberg, chair of the editorial board, UC Berkeley School of Public Health Wellness Letter

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