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What Pfizer Vaccine Eligibility Means For Kids Ages 12-15

US Virus Child Vaccinations
Ron Harris
Doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine are seen being prepared on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Decatur, Ga.

Every child in this country has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. When it comes to the virus itself, we have learned a lot in the past year about how it affects kids and passes between children and others and we’re learning more all the time.

In this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with pediatricians about COVID-19 and kids and vaccination, now that the Pfizer vaccine has received emergency use authorization for kids 12-15. Many teens in Iowa are already getting vaccinated


  • Dr. Joel Waddell, pediatric infectious disease specialist at Unity Point Health in Des Moines
  • Dr. William Ching, pediatric hospitalist at Unity Point Health, St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River