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Q&A: Appalachian Pediatrician Talks COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 1.5 million children aged 5-11 have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The lower-dose was approved for children by the head of the CDC earlier this month.
Lisa Costello is a pediatric hospitalist at WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital, president of the West Virginia chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Joint Information Center within the West Virginia Joint Interagency Task Force for COVID-19 Vaccines. She sat down with 100 Days in Appalachia health correspondent Taylor Sisk to answer a few questions about COVID-19 vaccination for children.

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