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Young Texans can soon get vaccinated against COVID-19 after CDC signs off on Pfizer shots for kids 5-11

The approval marks a long-awaited milestone in the nearly two-year fight against the deadly virus that experts say has likely already infected nearly half the population in that age group.

A nurse administers a dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a clinic organized by the Travis County Mobile Vaccine Collaborative at Rodriguez Elementary School on July 28, 2021.

FDA: “safe and effective”

Side effects: “mild to moderate”

No school mandates in Texas

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