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Should young people only get 1 dose of the COVID vaccine?

WFLA (Nexstar Media), Oct. 10, 2021

October 10, 2021

Should young people only get 1 dose of the COVID vaccine?

“Where we are, we are the leaders in COVID, unfortunately,” said Dr. Anjan Batra, professor of clinical pediatrics at University of California, Irvine. The U.S. ranks No. 1 in the world for most cases and deaths. “If you had very few cases, you could come up with some sort of a compromise. … I don’t know if the [one-dose] compromise is the answer here. … There’s a wrong assumption that COVID does not give you myocarditis. Myocarditis is far more significant with COVID than with the COVID vaccine.”