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Pfizer-BioNTech Submits Vaccine Data on 5-to-11-Year-Olds to FDA; Mask Mandate Bans Halted in SC and AZ

HeadlineSep 29, 2021

Pfizer-BioNTech said Tuesday they submitted data to the Food and Drug Administration showing their vaccine to be safe and effective in children aged 5 to 11. An official request for the vaccine to be given to that age group will be made in the coming weeks. An FDA official previously said an authorization could come “in a matter of weeks, not months.” About 28 million U.S. children between 5 and 11 would become eligible for the shot, if approved.

A federal judge has temporarily blocked South Carolina’s statewide ban on school mask mandates. The ACLU of South Carolina argued the ban puts students with certain disabilities at significant risk.

Earlier this week, an Arizona judge ruled the state’s ban on public school mask mandates was unconstitutional.

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