Answering your COVID-19 vaccine questions

A COVID-19 vaccination card in someone's hands.
A health care worker displays a COVID-19 vaccine card during a vaccine and health clinic at QueensCare Health Center in Los Angeles in August.
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This week, an FDA panel recommended COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11. Shots could be available to children as soon as the federal recommendations are finalized next week. Meanwhile, tens of millions of adults in the United States are eligible for booster shots of the vaccine.

Guest host Stephanie Curtis talks with two doctors about the latest vaccine news and the public health guidance to limit the spread of COVID-19. And we get the latest news on the pandemic in Minnesota from MPR News senior reporter Catherine Richert. 


  • Catherine Richert is a senior reporter at MPR News covering the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Dr. Robert Jacobsen is a pediatrician and vaccine researcher with Mayo Clinic Children’s Center

  • Dr. John Misa is the vice president and clinical officer for Allina Health

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