Ga. doctors discuss the safety of COVID vaccines for children under 5

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Elsa Estrada, 6, smiles at her mother as pharmacist Sylvia Uong applies an alcohol swab to her arm before administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a pediatric vaccine clinic for children ages 5 to 11 set up at Willard Intermediate School in Santa Ana, Calif., Nov. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently authorized the first COVID-19 vaccines for children under the age of five.

Dr. Andi Shane, the chief of the division of pediatric infectious diseases at Emory University School of Medicine and the medical director of infectious disease at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and  Dr. Jacob Eichenberger, a pediatrician at Augusta University Medical Center, were guests on Thursday’s edition of “Closer Look.”

They talked with program host Rose Scott about some of the most frequently asked questions about COVID vaccines.