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Fauci: Older kids could start getting COVID vaccine this fall

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to the president, speaks to a group of interfaith clergy members and community leaders and officials at the Washington National Cathedral, to encourage faith communities to get the COVID vaccine, Tuesday, March 16, 2021 in Washington. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to the president, speaks to a group of interfaith clergy members and community leaders and officials at the Washington National Cathedral, to encourage faith communities to get the COVID vaccine, Tuesday, March 16, 2021 in Washington. | Photo: AP Photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta.

WNYT Staff
Updated: March 17, 2021 06:27 PM
Created: March 17, 2021 04:20 PM

The U.S. could begin vaccinating older kids against coronavirus this fall. That's according to White House Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anthony Fauci.

He spoke with lawmakers Wednesday during a hearing with the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

He says elementary-aged children may have to wait until next year.

As NewsChannel 13 reported Tuesday, Moderna started testing its vaccines in younger children.

Dr. Fauci also noted the importance of adults getting vaccinated as we deal with viral variants.


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