Pfizer Begins Low-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Trials In Young Children

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    With more than 144 million adults now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, Pfizer is moving ahead with low-dose trials in children under 12-years-old and could begin mass vaccinations of kids in the fall. NBC News’ Maura Barrett is in Jefferson, Louisiana, where doctors are testing whether the vaccine is safe for children. 

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