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Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for ages 5 to 11 closer to approval

September 23, 2021
If Pfizer’s review process follows a similar timeline to the ones for older children and adults, it’s possible kids age 5 to 11 could be inoculated before Halloween.

Why it’s never too early to get kids interested in their health

September 23, 2021
It's never too soon to get kids interested in taking care of themselves. Good health habits start early.

Why the COVID vaccine beats ‘natural immunity’

September 21, 2021
Bottom line: The COVID-19 vaccine offers more protection and peace of mind than "natural immunity" provided by having had COVID.

New guidance on COVID booster shots from FDA advisory panel

August 17, 2021 Updated Sept. 21, 2021
Advisory panel endorses Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots for people 65 and older or those with a high risk of severe disease. The FDA will have the final say.

Children now make up more than 25% of COVID-19 cases in the United States

September 15, 2021
Five things parents should know to keep their kids safe

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A new look at the complicated history of Black women and breastfeeding

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