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How Vaccinating Young People Will Affect The Pandemic (May 12, 2021)

On Wednesday’s show: How vaccinating Americans ages 12-15 will affect the quest for herd immunity, the week in politics, and the results of the annual Houston Area Survey.


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On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized for use for Americans ages 12-15. That adds another 17 million people to the pool of eligible vaccine recipients. What impact do local officials hope this will have?

Also this hour: We discuss the latest news in our weekly political roundup.

And sociologist Dr. Stephen Klineberg joins us to walk through the findings of the 40th annual Houston Area Survey. The annual survey from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research remains the nation’s longest-running study of any metropolitan area’s economy, population, life experiences, beliefs, and attitudes.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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