LISTEN: Kids and COVID-19 — what do parents need to know?

A group of children play in puddles.
Avery Barnaby dances on the playground during her first day back to school as a first-grader at Sayéik Gastineau Community School on Jan. 14, 2021, in Juneau. (Rashah McChesney/KTOO)

Students are back in school amid rising COVID-19 cases and community divisions over how to keep them safe. That has left many parents questioning how to best keep their families healthy. How much risk does the delta variant pose for unvaccinated children? And when can kids under age 12 expect to be able to get the shot? Medical experts weigh in and share advice for parents.

Listen here:

HOST: Adelyn Baxter


  • Dr. Michelle Laufer, pediatrician, Medical Park Family Care
  • Coleman Cutchins, lead pharmacist, Department of Health and Social Services


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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 at 10 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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