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CDC authorizes COVID-19 vaccination for kids 5 to 11 years old (free content)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued final authorization on Tuesday, Nov. 2, to allow children from ages 5 to 11 to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation children be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine. CDC now expands vaccine recommendations to about 28 million children in the United States in this age group and allows providers to begin vaccinating them as soon as possible.

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