Parents, We're Here To Help! Answers To Your COVID Vaccine Questions : Short Wave Now that the Pfizer COVID vaccine is authorized for children five to eleven years old, a lot of parents are deliberating about what to do next. NPR health policy correspondent Selena Simmons-Duffin answers your questions about vaccine safety for kids, shedding masks at school and how soon you can schedule that long awaited indoor playdate.

Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

Parents, We're Here To Help! Answers To Your COVID Vaccine Questions

Parents, We're Here To Help! Answers To Your COVID Vaccine Questions

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A nurse administers a COVID-19 vaccine to a nine-year-old child in Tustin, CA. Mark Rightmire/MediaNews Group via Getty Images hide caption

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A nurse administers a COVID-19 vaccine to a nine-year-old child in Tustin, CA.

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Now that the Pfizer COVID vaccine is authorized for children five to eleven years old, a lot of parents are deliberating about what to do next. NPR health policy correspondent Selena Simmons-Duffin answers your questions about vaccine safety for kids, shedding masks at school and how soon you can schedule that long awaited indoor playdate.

Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brit Hanson, edited by Sara Sarasohn, and fact-checked by Margaret Cirino. Stuart Rushfield provided engineering support.