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ABC-7 Xtra examines Covid-19 vaccines for children

EL PASO, Texas -- Covid-19 deaths across the Borderland are down, as are hospitalizations. In El Paso, vaccination rates are almost at 77%, the closest we've been to what health experts consider herd immunity.

That's the good news.

The bad news is Covid cases among children are going up.That could be because the Covid vaccine for children is yet to be approved.

According to government health officials, that may soon change with the possible emergency use approval of a vaccine for children within the next few weeks.

How the vaccine will be rolled out and put into the arms of children between the ages of 5 to 11 years old is the topic of ABC-7 Xtra Sunday night at 10:35 p.m.

Xtra host Saul Saenz asks Immunize El Paso’s Dusty Warden how his group is preparing to put shots in the arms of children once the vaccine is available.

And ABC-7 asks El Paso Health Authority Hector Ocaranza if the vaccine is safe and what side effects children could have after receiving the potentially life-saving vaccine.

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Nichole Gomez

Nichole Gomez is the ABC-7 StormTRACKer on Good Morning El Paso and a fill-in anchor.

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