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Is the Covid-19 Vaccine Safe for Children?

A child wears a band-aid after receiving a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 in California, U.S.
A child wears a band-aid after receiving a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 in California, U.S.Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

(AP) -- Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for children?

Yes, U.S. regulators authorized Pfizer’s vaccine for younger children after millions of 12- to 17-year-olds already safely got the shot, the only one available for children in the country.