Pediatric infectious disease specialist answers questions about COVID-19 vaccine for kids

KSAT Q&A: Pediatric Infectious Disease Physician Treats Myocarditis, COVID-19 Vaccine

SAN ANTONIO – Following are three takeaways from Dr. Tess Barton to Myra Arthur and Tim Gerber on Thursday’s KSAT 12 6′Clock News regarding the COVID-19 vaccine for children:

Concerns about myocarditis leading to hesitation in parents considering childhood vaccination –

dr. Tess Barton says myocarditis can be caused by a variety of conditions, including the common cold in some cases, and heart complications caused by COVID infection can be more serious

MRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna seem to hold up well against the Delta variant, but specific research on the effectiveness of the vaccines against that variant in children is not available

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