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States can reserve COVID-19 shots for younger kids next week

States can reserve COVID-19 shots for younger kids starting next week. States can reserve COVID-19 shots for younger kids starting next week. |  Photo: ABC FILE

MIKE STOBBE
Created: October 15, 2021 04:40 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. health officials are setting the stage for a national COVID-19 vaccination campaign for younger children, inviting state officials to pre-order doses starting next week.

In meetings scheduled in the next three weeks, federal officials plan to discuss making shots made by one manufacturer, Pfizer, available for kids ages 5 to 11.

To help states and cities prepare, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week sent out a 7-page planning guide that some say provided important clarifications on how to set up the programs. 

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