KSAT Q&A: Dr. Berggren discusses teen vaccinations, when you should still keep your mask handy

These tips come after the CDC released new guidelines on face masks for those who are fully vaccinated.

Dr. Ruth Berggren, of the Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio, joins KSAT Q&A to discuss teens receiving their COVID-19 vaccine and when you should still keep your mask handy despite new CDC guidelines.

The following are a few takeaways from the conversation on Thursday night.

  • Dr. Berggren believes the new CDC mask guidelines should be an incentive to get vaccinated. Don’t want to wear a mask? Get a shot.
  • 17 million people are aged 12-17, a significant part of the population to get immunized.
  • The vaccine is safe for adolescents. No evidence this vaccine causes people to become infertile or sterile.

Watch what Dr. Berggren said in the video player above.

About the Author

Steve Spriester started at KSAT in 1995 as a general assignments reporter. Now, he anchors the station's top-rated 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts.

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