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U.S. to Begin Vaccinating Young Children Against COVID-19

Some parents rushed to get the vaccine early Tuesday morning

Eighteen months after a New York nurse received the first U.S. coronavirus vaccination, immunizations became available Tuesday for about 19 million children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years, the last group of Americans to be afforded that protection.

Pediatricians, drugstores, hospitals and community vaccination centers began to administer first doses of two vaccines to children: the Pfizer-BioNTech product to children ages 6 months through 4 years; and the Moderna vaccine to children 6 months through 5 years old.

Some parents rushed to get the vaccine early Tuesday morning. In The District, Chinmay Hegde’s 14-month old daughter Ada was the first child to receive a shot Tuesday morning at Children's National Hospital. She winced as the needle went in, but it wasn't as bad as her routine vaccinations.

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