The CDC authorized COVID vaccines for kids aged 5 to 11 in November. But vaccination rates for this age group lag far behind the rates for older kids and adults.
In Alaska, only 25% of kids aged 5 to 11 have received at least one shot. Nationally, 31% have.
As Katie Anastas reports, pediatricians in Anchorage say misinformation is a big problem as they work to help parents understand the vaccines are safe.