CDC advisers approve smaller-dose COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11

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New York Daily News

Kids got the nod to roll up their sleeves for a COVID-19 jab on Tuesday, as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisers voted unanimously to authorize smaller-dosed shots for children aged 5 to 11. The 14-0 vote, which CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky was expected to sign off on, means that inoculations can begin as soon as Wednesday. It does not mandate inoculation, but rather simply declares it safe. Approval had long been anticipated, and medical professionals have encouraged it as the delta variant encroached on younger populations once thought to be immune to the corona…

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