U.S. states vary on inoculating kids against COVID-19, mostly along party lines

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By Carl O’Donnell (Reuters) – U.S. states with the highest adult vaccination rates against COVID-19 are planning a big push to get children inoculated compared to states where hesitancy remains strong, potentially widening the gaps in protection nationwide, public health officials and experts said. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE for children aged 5 to 11 years old, paving the way for some 50 million doses to start being distributed to states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to gi…

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