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CDC Says Kids As Young As 12 Should Get The Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

The White House has been urging family doctors to encourage vaccination of adolescents and the CDC director said "providers may begin vaccinating them right away."

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Corrected: May 11, 2021 at 10:00 PM MDT
An earlier version of this story mistakenly said COVID-19 vaccines have been approved in the United States. The Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization for certain age groups but has not approved COVID-19 vaccines for any age group.
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