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Crosscurrents is our award-winning radio news magazine, broadcasting Mondays through Thursdays at 5 p.m. on 91.7 FM. We make joyful, informative stories that engage people across the economic, social, and cultural divides in our community. Listen to full episodes at kalw.org/crosscurrents

An Update On Vaccine Boosters With UCSF's Bob Wachter

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Dr Bob Wachter, Chair of the Department of Medicine, UCSF

Bay Area cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant may be plateauing, but health officials say they’re still high. They’re asking folks to vaccinate, mask up, and stay vigilant, especially amidst the news of fully vaccinated people being hospitalized.

“I now put on two masks whenever I’m going into an indoor space, unless it’s an indoor space with people that I’m 100% confident are vaccinated.” 
Dr. Bob Wachter

A recent development is the question of a booster for those vaccinated eight months ago or more. How will it work? Who gets it? And will it be mandated? We talk to Dr Bob Wachter, chair of the department of medicine at University of California, San Francisco to get an update.

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Hana Baba is host of Crosscurrents, KALW's weeknight newsmagazine that broadcasts on KALW Public Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area.