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Pritzker outlines preparations for administering COVID-19 vaccines to younger children

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced on Monday, Oct. 25, preparations being made for the anticipated approval of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.

The administration is partnering with pediatricians, local health departments, school and other organizations ahead of the expected emergency-use authorization from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Federal Drug Administration (FDA).

Once the Pfizer vaccine is authorized for use in children ages 5 to 11, more than 2,200 locations and providers statewide, including Chicago, are already enrolled to provide the vaccine.

Illinois is expected to receive an initial allotment . . .

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