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Everything you need to know about covid-19 vaccines for children

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A child watches on as an adult gets a covid-19 vaccine in Los Angeles

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Covid-19 vaccines are being trialled in children, with early results from Pfizer showing remarkable efficacy and tolerability. But whether any are approved for use this year may depend on how the virus behaves, say experts.

Last week, The Daily Telegraph reported that children in the UK will start getting vaccinated for covid-19 as early as August. When contacted by New Scientist, a spokesperson for the UK Department of Health and Social Care said that no decisions have been made on whether …