COVID-19 vaccines for young kids, Pinball popularity, Sexual assault and abortion

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Nurse Lydia Holly prepares a child's COVID-19 vaccine dose
Nurse Lydia Holly prepares a child’s COVID-19 vaccine dose, on Nov. 3, 2021, at Children’s National Hospital in Washington. U.S. regulators are urging drugmaker Pfizer to apply for emergency authorization for a two-dose regimen of its COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 and under while awaiting data on a three-dose course, aiming to clear the way for the shots as soon as late February. Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

A pediatrician shares the latest on COVID-19 vaccines approved for children under the age of 5. Then, we talk to the editor of a magazine all about pinball and its sustained popularity. Later, we explore the mental health impacts of abortion bans on survivors of sexual assault.

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  • What to know about the Covid vaccine for kids under 5

    Late last week, the FDA approved both Pfizer’s and Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine for children under age 5. A pediatrician explains what we know about the efficacy and safety of each vaccine, where to get them and more.

  • A passion for pinball

    Pinball machines gained popularity in the 1930s and still speak to pop culture today (take, for example, this “Stranger Things” pinball machine). We talk all things pinball with the founder and editor of “Nudge Magazine,” which covers the classic game.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Dr. James Conway Guest
  • Ian Jacoby Guest

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