How effective are COVID vaccines in children? | Feat. Dr. Bonnie Maldonado

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Young children receive only ⅓ of the COVID vaccine dose that is given to adults, yet the vaccines are still over 90% effective. How does this compare to the other routine vaccines that children receive? Now that literally billions of doses of COVID vaccines have been administered around the world, are we more or less confident about their effectiveness? Find out with Dr. Bonnie Maldonado and Dr. Charles Prober, both infectious disease experts at Stanford.

See our previous Q&A with Dr. Maldonado here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEmvf…

Dr. Yvonne (Bonnie) Maldonado is a Professor of Pediatrics, Epidemiology, and Population Health, and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Maldonado also chairs the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases and is a recent member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Office of Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Charles Prober is the Senior Associate Vice Provost for Health Education at Stanford University and Founding Executive Director of the Stanford Center for Health Education. He is a Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Immunology. He is an expert in pediatric infectious diseases with an academic career focused on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment of infections in children.


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