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Low-Income Kids Should Get Free Covid Shots, CDC Panel Says

A healthcare worker fills a syringe with the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. 

A healthcare worker fills a syringe with the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. 

Photographer: Jennifer Gauthier/Bloomberg

Low-income children should be able to receive Covid-19 vaccinations at no cost under the federal Vaccines for Children Program, according to a panel of US health advisers.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously to recommend Covid-19 shots from Moderna Inc. and Pfizer Inc.’s shot for children six months to 18-years-old.