COVID Vaccines & Boosters for Children: Moving from Good to Great

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Dr. Charles Prober, a pediatric infectious disease expert, answers 3 of the most frequently asked questions from parents about vaccinating and boosting their children against COVID-19: why, when, and how. Now that booster shots are available for children, you can move them from good shape to great shape for fighting off COVID-19 disease.

0:00 Introduction
0:49 Why should children get vaccinated and boosted?
2:29 When should children get vaccinated and boosted?
4:14 How should you get your children vaccinated?
4:47 Why do children need boosters?

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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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