The Baltimore Sun

As more adults become vaccinated against COVID-19, the coronavirus has targeted more children not yet eligible for shots. But the first vaccine for those as young as 5 could be ready as soon as September.

A collection of experts laid out the benefits — and a few risks — of vaccinating kids during a symposium hosted by the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Washington.

“We should look at COVID-19 as a vaccine-preventable disease in children,” said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “In terms of preventable disease and death, COVID should rank high.”

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