Coronapod: Kids and COVID vaccines

Benjamin Thompson and Ewen Callaway discuss COVID-19 vaccine trials in young children.

As COVID-19 vaccine roll-outs continue, attentions are turning to one group: children. While research suggests that children rarely develop severe forms of COVID-19, scientists still believe they could play a key role in transmission and a plan needs to be in place for the longer term. But clinical trials in children are more complicated than those in adults as different ethical and practical concerns need to be taken into account.

In this episode of Coronapod, we discuss the ongoing clinical trials to test vaccines in young children, and ask what scientists want to know about safety, and how effective these vaccines might be at preventing disease and transmission.

News: COVID vaccines and kids: five questions as trials begin

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-01083-y


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