Yahoo News Explains: COVID-19 vaccines and children

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, is hoping that children will be able to receive the coronavirus vaccine by late spring or early summer. While CDC data has shown that children are less likely than adults to develop severe illness from the virus, they can still contract and spread it asymptomatically. Yahoo News Medical Contributor Dr. Kavita Patel explains the importance of children getting vaccinated not only for their own health, but also to ultimately help achieve herd immunity in the U.S. to stop the spread.