By Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press
Schoolchildren take the spotlight this week as the U.S. enters a new phase in COVID-19 vaccination aimed at curbing deaths, hospitalizations and more than a year of disrupted education.
By Lauran Neergaard, Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel will have a discussion and vote Tuesday on the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children between the ages of five to 11.
By Matthew Perrone, Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
Next week, advisers to the CDC will discuss which youngsters should get vaccinated. In the meantime, Pfizer plans to begin shipping millions of vials of the new doses to vaccination sites.
By Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
U.S. health officials are changing their definition of lead poisoning in young children. The more stringent standard was announced Thursday.
By Marcy Gordon, Associated Press
YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat are offering only "tweaks and minor changes" in their operations to ensure young users' safety amid rising concern over the platforms' potential harm to children, the head of a Senate panel told the companies' executives.
By Marcy Gordon, Matt O'Brien, Associated Press
Senators put executives from YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat on the defensive Tuesday, questioning them about what they’re doing to ensure young users’ safety on their platforms.
By Lauran Neergaard, Matthew Perrone, Associated Press
The shots could begin in early November — with the first children in line fully protected by Christmas — if regulators give the go-ahead.
By Zeke Miller, Associated Press
Kids aged 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician's office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school.
By Associated Press
Facebook, in the aftermath of damning testimony that its platforms harm children, will be introducing several features including prompting teens to take a break using its photo sharing app Instagram, and “nudging” teens if they are repeatedly looking at the…
A new study suggests the number of U.S. children orphaned during the COVID-19 pandemic may be larger than previously estimated. And the toll has been far greater among Black and Hispanic Americans.
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