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Hundreds of thousands of kids in L.A. head back to school

KNX 1070, Aug. 16, 2021

August 16, 2021

Hundreds of thousands of kids in L.A. head back to school

As kids head back inside classrooms today, only students aged 12 and up, meaning 6th graders, are allowed to get the Pfizer vaccine. “It would make 8 million American children eligible overnight to drop the age to 10. I don’t think it needs that much more study when you weigh the benefits against the risk,” said Andrew Noymer, a UC Irvine epidemiologist [and associate professor of population health and disease prevention].