Headline RoundupJanuary 6th, 2022

CDC Recommends Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters for Children 12 and Older

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On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that is recommending Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine booster shots for children as young as 12 years old.  Around 5 million adolescents would now be eligible. Roughly half of the 12-15 age group in the U.S. is fully vaccinated.

The recommendation comes after the FDA decided earlier this week to authorize booster shots for children ages 12-15, and it marks the latest in a series of approvals for extra doses in an effort to slow down the Omicron variant.

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