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Kids under 5 could get the COVID-19 vaccine at the end of June. Here’s what you need to know

The wait for a COVID-19 vaccine has been long for the parents of infants and toddlers. But they likely won’t have to wait much longer.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

Doctors oppose bill that would let pharmacists continue to vaccinate children after pandemic

A bipartisan bill in Harrisburg aims to permanently allow pharmacists and trained pharmacy staff members to vaccinate children. The temporary privilege is set to expire whenever the COVID-19 public health emergency ends.

By Alan Yu/WHYY and Nina Feldman/WHYY

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Do you need a second COVID booster? ‘It depends,’ Penn Medicine experts say

In a study published earlier this month, Penn researchers found that just two doses of an mRNA vaccine generates significant antibodies, which act like a shield against viruses.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

She wanted to vaccinate their kids. He didn’t. A judge had to decide

In Pennsylvania, decisions about children’s health must be made jointly by parents with shared legal custody.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

This 16-year-old wanted to get the COVID vaccine. He had to hide it from his parents

High school junior Nicolas Montero wanted to get the COVID-19 vaccine but his parents did not let him. So, traveled to Philadelphia to be vaccinated without parental consent.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

What’s the holdup on COVID vaccines for kids 4 and younger?

What’s the hold up to get kids under 4 years old vaccinated? The Food and Drug Administration reversed a previous decision and postponed the approval process for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children 4 and under until April.

By Zoë Read/WHYY