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Marylanders Anxious on Vax Shots for Children, Booster Shots

October 6th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Health officials say vaccines are the way out of the pandemic, and yet tens of millions of Americans don't know when they'll become eligible for a COVID-19 shot. The Food and Drug Administration announced a series of new meeting dates this month that may shed light on outstanding questions about boosters and shots for young children. Federal regulators said they understand the urgency being felt by many right now, including the roughly 280,000 Marylanders who got one dose of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine and the parents of children who are currently too young to be eligible for a shot. Some Marylanders are growing anxious, wondering when officials will approve boosters for the J&J and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, and how soon a shot could be approved for children under 12. With FDA announcing a series of meeting to address the issues to be held in the next few weeks- experts at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health said that's a sign that regulators intend to move quickly with decision-making. Dr. Amber D'Souza…