Millions of children under the age of 12 could be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in just a matter of weeks. Moderna says a low dosage of its coronavirus vaccine is safe and appears effective in kids age 6 to 11. Meanwhile, an FDA committee will meet Tuesday to discuss whether to approve Pfizer’s vaccine for children. CBS News correspondent Meg Oliver has the latest. Then, Dr. Shikha Jain, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Illinois Chicago, joins CBSN’s Elaine Quijano to discuss.
About Shikha Jain, MD FACP
I am a practicing, board-certified hematology/oncology physician in Chicago. I speak on topics ranging from the impact of social media on healthcare, how physicians can utilize social media, how to write Op-eds in the medical world, gender equity and barriers to career advancement, and topics in GI oncology and immunotherapy. My goal is to explain complicated topics in simple terms. I also enjoy writing and you can find some of my writing on this site. I am a mother to three amazing kids and married to a gastroenterologist. I look forward to connecting with you.