Ask the Expert: What do parents need to know about the new COVID-19 booster?


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Tuesday that children 6 months and older receive at least one dose of the new FDA-approved COVID-19 booster.

According to the CDC, the updated COVID-19 boosters, made by Pfizer and Moderna, target a subvariant of omicron called XBB.1.5.

Dr. Jeffrey Kahn joined Ask the Expert on Wednesday. He's the chief of infectious diseases at Children’s Health and a professor of pediatrics at UT Southwestern.

He knows parents might have some questions in light of this new advisory. He spoke with Kristin Diaz and David Rancken about the pros and cons of the latest booster.

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