More than two years into the pandemic, chances are you or someone you know has had COVID-19, and perhaps not just once but multiple times.
Some early data from researchers, including Dr. Juliet Pulliam at Stellenbosch University in South Africa shows that people are getting re-infected at a higher rate with the omicron variant compared to previous variants.
But even with those reinfections, vaccines remain highly effective at preventing serious illness and death from COVID.
Here & Now‘s Jane Clayson speaks with Peter Hotez of the Center for Vaccine Development at Texas Children’s Hospital.
This segment airs on May 17, 2022. Audio will be available after the broadcast.