NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The U.S. health department extended the COVID-19 pandemic’s status as a public health emergency, allowing millions of Americans to continue receiving free tests, vaccines, and treatments.

New data shows the real-world effectiveness of the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine, and the childhood vaccination rate has fallen for the second year in a row.

Dr. Albert Shaw, a Yale Medicine infectious disease specialist and professor of medicine at Yale School of Medicine, joined News 8’s Lisa Carberg to discuss the latest COVID news.

Watch the video above for the full interview.