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Germany among first to recommend COVID-19 booster for 12 to 17-year-olds

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BERLIN (Reuters) -Germany’s STIKO vaccine committee recommended on Thursday that all children between the ages of 12 and 17 receive a COVID-19 booster shot even though the European Union’s drugs regulator has not given approval for this age group. The move makes Germany one of the first countries in the world to make the recommendation, with the United States, Israel and Hungary among the handful of countries to already done so. The committee said that the third dose should be an mRNA shot from BioNTech/Pfizer and should be given at the earliest three months after the child had their second sh…

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