Fewer than a million U.S. kids get COVID-19 shot during first eligible week, White House projects

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By Ahmed Aboulenein and Alexandra Alper WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Over 900,000 U.S. children aged 5 to 11 are expected to have received their first COVID-19 shot by the end of Wednesday, the White House said, as the government ramped up vaccinations of younger children. The United States began administering Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5 to 11 on Nov. 3, the latest group to become eligible for the shots that provide protection against the illness to recipients and those around them. “While our program is just fully up and running this week, by the end of the day today, we es…

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