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CDC backs boosters for all vaccinated adults

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a pregnant woman, sitting and clutching her belly, getting a covid 19 booster shot stuck into her arm.
Nicole Fahey, six months pregnant, receives her Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot on November 3, 2021 in Los Angeles.

CDC approves boosters for all vaccinated adults — and says it should be a priority for over-50s

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left: dr fauci, seated. right: a 7 yo boy gets his first covid 19 vaccine shot, with his dad by his side
Dr. Anthony Fauci (left) directs the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. 7 year old Kye'Vontay Jordan (right) was one of the first kids ages 5-11 to receive a COVID-19 shot in Washington DC.

Dr. Fauci says he doesn't understand parents who have not vaccinated their kids: 'What are you waiting for? Protect your children'

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Students wear facemasks and stand in a social distance on their first day of school after summer vacation at the St. Lawrence Catholic School in north of Miami, Florida, on August 18, 2021.
Students wear face masks and stand in a social distance.

Aside from vaccination, mask-wearing seems the most effective tool for combating COVID-19, a major study suggests

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