The FDA’s expert panel backs Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccines for younger kids

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Students, some wearing protective masks, arrive for the first day of school at Sessums Elementary School in Riverview, Fla. AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File

The FDA’s expert panel just gave a thumbs-up for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in younger children, clearing the path for authorization in a matter of days

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