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CDC recommends vaccines for children ages 5-11

News of the vaccine arrives on the heels of a dark milestone. As of today, the US has surpassed 750,000 COVID deaths.


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Mikey Farias, 10, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 at a state-run site in Cranston, R.I., Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021.


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Vaccines for children ages 5 – 11 have been authorized
and recommended by the FDA and CDC.

Now what?

While some parents are excited to get their children vaccinated others may feel hesitant for any reason.

Today, one of our regular, trusted pediatric experts is here to answer your questions.

Also, we discuss other CDC developments, including this morning's announcement from the White House clarifying new COVID policies.

Under these federal rules, workers at larger businesses will have to get vaccinated by January 4th or face regular testing and mask requirements.

Dr. Michael Chang

  • Pediatric infectious diseases specialist at UTHealth and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital

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