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COVID-19 vaccines for kids: what you need to know

Dr. Fatima Kakkar joins us to answer all the questions you didn’t know you had about the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine.
Solome Walker, nine, looks down at her bandage after getting her first Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 shot at a vaccination clinic for young students Nov. 13, 2021 in Louisville, Ky. (Laura Ungar/The Associated Press)

Since the first pediatric Pfizer vaccines landed in Canada this past weekend, provinces have been moving fast to get them into arms. Children got their first jabs in Ontario on Tuesday; more kids started being vaccinated in Quebec, Manitoba and Saskatchewan on Wednesday; and the rollout continues to expand.

Today we're joined by Dr. Fatima Kakkar, an infectious diseases pediatrician at the research centre of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine and an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Université de Montréal. She breaks down what's happening with these shots, how they work on kids and what to expect from the rollout. 

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