Infectious disease specialist talks COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents, a pill to treat COVID-19 symptoms, and more

Bob Sirott

In this April 20, 2012, photo, Holly Ann Haley, 4, gets vaccinations at the doctor’s office in Berlin, Vt. Vermont continues to be embroiled in a debate over ending the philosophical exemption that allows parents to have their kids skip the immunizations required for most children to attend school. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

The FDA is likely to authorize the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents within the next week. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Aileen Marty joined Bob Sirott to talk about if the vaccine is safe and effective enough to use in younger adolescents. She also discusses an oral drug Pfizer is developing to treat COVID-19 symptoms and much more.

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