Kids' turn arrives for COVID-19 shots

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Posted at 6:54 AM, Nov 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-03 09:54:54-04

Schoolchildren take the spotlight this week as the U.S. enters a new phase in COVID-19 vaccination aimed at curbing deaths, hospitalizations and more than a year of disrupted education.

With authorities promising enough vaccine to protect the nation’s 28 million kids ages 5-11, pediatricians’ offices, pharmacies, hospitals and schools were poised to begin the shots after the final OK late Tuesday.

Many locations planned mass vaccination events in coming days. The vaccine — one-third the dose for teens and adults — requires two shots three weeks apart.

Children who get vaccinated before Thanksgiving will be fully covered by Christmas.