Will children need a different COVID-19 vaccine?

Dr. Jen Ashton answers viewers’ latest coronavirus questions.
1:43 | 12/01/20

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what family -- Mongoose. Yeah, I just looked it up. And Dr. Ashton is here to answer the number of questions you've been asking. The first one, children may need a different covid-19 vaccine than the ones currently developed, true? Months after birth, up to 18, and these vaccines, not ey might need a different vaccine, they may need a different dose, however some vaccine developers have included children 16 and up, some down to 12 years of age and up, I've been in touch with the fda on this and they plan to really start enrolling children, infants in earnest in the beginning part of next year. We'll know more about covid vaccines in that age group then. Next question, what are the current prospects for a long covid-19 treatment? This I assume is referring to the long haulers that has been thought to have affect as many as 30% of people who are infected with covid-19, this is a major issue, potentially millions and millions of people who can suffer some of these manifestations long term, months after they recover from the virus or clear the virus. Right now the treatment of this is just directed at kind of a band-aid approach at what the symptom is and trying to address that issue because we don't understand the cause of it. This will have an impact on millions and millions of people. Doc, Thanas always. You can submit your questions to Dr. Jen on her Instagram at @drjashton. We turn now to this giving

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