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Pediatric Covid-19 Vaccines And What Boosters Mean

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Vaccine efficacy ... variants ... shifting mask mandates -- News about the coronavirus changes quickly. Today, an update.

Dr. James Campbell, principal investigator for U-MD School of Medicine’s pediatric vaccine trials, explains why young kids need a separate vaccine, and when it might be ready.

And Dr. William Moss, executive director of the ‘International Vaccine Access Center‘ at Hopkins, explains vaccine booster shots -- why they’re recommended and reasons not to rush third shots when many still wait for their first:

“Until we really get this pandemic under control in all countries around the world, the virus is still going to have opportunities to be transmitted, to develop mutations or worse to develop a virus that escapes vaccine induced immunity.”

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'