Extra Edition: Covid-19 and Children (Repeat Program.)
Covid-19 cases among children rose in recent months during the surge of the Omicron variant. An expert warns that more kids will get sick from Covid as infections surge. What are the short-term and the long-lasting effects of Covid in kids? How are the new mutations of the virus impacting them? How effective are the vaccines for children? Should they get the booster? The public health official also discusses the latest news on the pandemic. This program is in collaboration with the CDPH.
Guest: Dr. Rohan Radhakrishna, Deputy Director – California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Los Angeles, CA.
The State of Vaccines and Tests in Rural California. A top public health expert shares the findings of a recent survey among residents of California’s San Joaquin Valley to explore their experience with Covid testing and vaccination. The Orale! campaign team found that the more crowded the household was, the more likely people exposed tested positive. More than 80% of surveyed people said they had received the Covid vaccine and explained why. Unvaccinated residents reported reasons why they haven’t received the shot and what would make them get one.
Guest: Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Director, UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities, Davis, CA.
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