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On Friday afternoon, Sarah Lee brought two of her children, Mark and Ava — ages 11 and 7 — to the Vigo County Health Department Clinic for their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.

When the federal government approved the Pfizer vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds, Indiana distributed about 300 doses to the Boone County Health Department. In just three days, the department is out of the modified dose, Health Director Lisa Younts said.

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Even though the Centers for Disease Control was expected to approve the first COVID-19 vaccine for children between the ages of 5 and 11 on Tuesday night and the number of new coronavirus cases have been dropping locally in recent weeks, we're not out of the woods yet.

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An influential advisory panel on Tuesday recommended kid-size doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, putting the U.S. on the brink of a major expansion of vaccinations. A final decision was expected within hours.

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Indiana officials said Wednesday that the state should be able to immediately inoculate a third of children ages 5 to 11 as preparations are made to expand Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for the age group if the federal government gives it approval.

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A panel of U.S. health advisers on Tuesday endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, moving the U.S. closer to beginning vaccinations in children ages 5 to 11.

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U.S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially.