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Health update: Omicron surge, children's boosters, post-holiday testing

A New Years Eve reveler wears a mask and 2022 glasses during a New Years Eve celebration on Dec. 31, 2021
Jeenah Moon
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Associated Press
A New Years Eve reveler sports a mask and 2022 glasses as the pandemic exits 2021 and continues into a new year.

Live call-in discussion: Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine joins the show to answer questions on the omicron variant in Vermont, boosters approved for younger Vermonters, and more.

Broadcast live on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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Mikaela Lefrak joined Vermont Public in 2021 as co-host and senior producer of Vermont Edition. Her stories have aired nationally on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Marketplace, The World and Here & Now. A seasoned local reporter, Mikaela has won two regional Edward R. Murrow awards and a Public Media Journalists Association award for her work.
Originally from Delaware, Matt moved to Alaska in 2010 for his first job in radio. He spent five years working as a radio and television reporter, radio producer, talk show host, and news director. His reporting received awards from the Alaska Press Club and the Alaska Broadcasters Association. Relocating to southwest Florida, he was a producer for television news and NPR member station WGCU for their daily radio show, Gulf Coast Live. He joined Vermont Public in October 2017 as producer of Vermont Edition.