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Pfizer's COVID vaccine is not as protective against omicron for 5 to 11-year-olds, data suggests

As if parents of young kids didn’t have enough to worry about during the pandemic, now comes news that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine isn’t that effective at preventing infection from the omicron variant among 5 to 11-year-olds.

The vaccines still help young kids avoid serious sickness. But the news is prompting many to ask: Should I still vaccinate my kids? Are my vaccinated kids safe from COVID-19? Will this further delay a vaccine for pre-schoolers?

Dr. Peter Hotez, a pediatrician and co-director of the center for vaccine development at Texas Children’s Hospital, joins host Anthony Brooks with the latest.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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