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The safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccination for kids and boosters for adults

Talk of Iowa, hosted by Charity Nebbe

While many parents were eagerly waiting for the opportunity to get their children vaccinated against COVID-19, others had concerns.

On this episode of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks to pediatrician Dr. Amy Shriver and pediatric hospitalist Dr. William Ching to address COVID-19 vaccinations for children, their safety and efficacy. They also discuss the dangers COVID-19 poses to children.

Later in the podcast, Mike Brownlee of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics answers questions about booster shots for adults.


  • Dr. Amy Shriver, general pediatrician at Blank Pediatrics, Unity Point Health in Des Moines
  • Dr. William Ching, pediatric hospitalist at Unity Point Health, St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids
  • Mike Brownlee, associate director and chief pharmacy officer of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Matthew was a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa