KSAT Q&A: Pediatric infectious disease specialist answers questions about COVID-19 vaccine for kids

KSAT Q&A: Pediatric infectious disease doctor addresses myocarditis, COVID-19 vaccine
KSAT Q&A: Pediatric infectious disease doctor addresses myocarditis, COVID-19 vaccine

SAN ANTONIO – Following are three takeaways from Dr. Tess Barton’s visit with Myra Arthur and Tim Gerber on the KSAT 12 6′Clock News on Thursday regarding COVID-19 vaccine for kids:

  • Myocarditis concerns leading to hesitancy among parents considering vaccination for children-
  • Dr. Tess Barton says myocarditis can be caused by various conditions, including the common cold in some cases, and heart complications caused by COVID infection can be more severe 
  • MRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna appear to be holding up well against the Delta variant, but specific research on the effectiveness of the vaccines against that variant in kids is not available

About the Authors:

Myra Arthur reports and anchors KSAT News at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Sharing the stories of her hometown is a dream come true. Myra graduated from high school in the Alamo City and went on to earn a journalism degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She came back home to San Antonio to join the KSAT 12 News team in 2012.

Tim Gerber is an investigative reporter and anchor on the KSAT Defenders team.