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The FDA's expert panel backs Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccines for younger kids

Business Insider logo Business Insider 10/27/2021 lramsey@businessinsider.com (Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer)

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The FDA's expert panel just gave a thumbs-up for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in younger children, clearing the path for authorization in a matter of days

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