What to know about COVID-19 vaccine for children in San Antonio

Dr. Anita Kurian with SA Metro Health joins KSAT News Now to discuss vaccine for children

SAN ANTONIO – On Wednesday’s KSAT News Now, San Antonio Metro Health Assistant Director Dr. Anita Kurian talked about the latest developments with the approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 years old.

Metro Health will provide vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11 years starting Wednesday, Nov 10.

Dr. Kurian spoke about concerns parents may have when it comes to risks and side effects, the dosage of the vaccine for children, the availability of the vaccine in the San Antonio area and the rollout plans for Metro Health’s clinics across the city.

Watch the video above to see our KSAT News Now Q&A with Dr. Kurian.

MORE: Some of the first children ages 5-11 get COVID-19 vaccine in San Antonio

You can see Wednesday’s full edition of KSAT News Now below.

About the Authors:

RJ Marquez is co-host of KSAT News Now and reports for Good Morning San Antonio. He's been at KSAT since 2010 and covered a variety of stories and events across the San Antonio area. He also covers the Spurs for on-air and digital platforms, including his Spurs newsletter. RJ has reported stories for KSAT Explains.

Alicia Barrera is a KSAT 12 News reporter and anchor. She is also a co-host of the streaming show KSAT News Now. Alicia is a first-generation Mexican-American, fluent in both Spanish and English with a bachelor's degree from Our Lady of the Lake University. She enjoys reading books, traveling solo across Mexico and spending time with family.