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Vaccination Work Turns To Immunizing Children

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The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been authorized by the FDA for people ages 12-15.

Getting vaccines ready for the youngest population will require some dosage adjustments.

The Food and Drug Administration has officially approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for emergency use on persons ages 12-15. Natasha Burgert, M.D. describes the significance of this most recent approval and offers a preview of what to expect when having your kids immunized.

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