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US Will Soon Authorize the COVID-19 Vaccine for Young Children

Anticipation is building that younger children will soon be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a major milestone on the path out of the pandemic. 

Barring any significant delays, the U.S. is on the cusp of having at least one COVID-19 vaccine available to children under the age of 12, a major public health victory that could also help the Biden administration politically. 

Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech on Thursday submitted a request for emergency authorization to use their coronavirus vaccine in children ages 5 to 11, and a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel will meet Oct. 26 to vote on granting the authorization. 

Read the source article at The Hill

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