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CDC recommends that kids ages 5 to 11 get Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending that young kids ages 5 to 11-years-old get vaccinated with the pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

"Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' (ACIP) recommendation that children 5 to 11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine," according to a press release from the agency. "CDC now expands vaccine recommendations to about 28 million children in the United States in this age group and allows providers to begin vaccinating them as soon as possible."

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