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CDC advisers recommend Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for young children

Child-size vaccine doses are already being distributed in US and shots may begin as early as Wednesday

Advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday unanimously supported broad use of Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine in children ages five to 11, with shots possibly going into young arms as soon as Wednesday.

They said the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks of the vaccine. Much of their discussion stemmed from rare cases of heart inflammation that have been linked to the vaccine, particularly among young men.

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