When Can Kids Under 5 Get A COVID Vaccine? : Consider This from NPR New daily cases are at an all-time high. The good news: vaccines and boosters have never been more widely available — but not for everyone. Children five and under still do not have a vaccine available as the omicron surge stretches health care workers thin.

For advice on navigating the pandemic in this moment, we turn to Dr. Ibukun Kalu, a pediatric infectious disease doctor at Duke University.

Additional reporting in this episode from NPR's Allison Aubrey.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

Kids Under 5 Still Can't Get Vaccinated. What The Omicron Surge Means For Them

Kids Under 5 Still Can't Get Vaccinated. What The Omicron Surge Means For Them

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New daily cases are at an all-time high. The good news: vaccines and boosters have never been more widely available — but not for everyone. Children five and under still do not have a vaccine available as the omicron surge stretches health care workers thin.

For advice on navigating the pandemic in this moment, we turn to Dr. Ibukun Kalu, a pediatric infectious disease doctor at Duke University.

Additional reporting in this episode from NPR's Allison Aubrey.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brent Baughman and Jonaki Mehta. It was edited by Lee Hale, Christopher Intagliata, and Scott Hensley. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.