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FDA clears Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for young kids, moving US to next stage of rollout

October 29, 2021


Young children across the country are now able to receive a coronavirus vaccine.

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized Pfizer and BioNTech’s shot for kids between 5 and 11 years old, affirming the recommendation of its advisory committee

The announcement paves the way for up to 28 million young Americans to receive Pfizer’s shot. It also makes a powerful tool available to help protect children from COVID-19 and keep schools open, a potential turning point in the pandemic.

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