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Top FDA advisor says kids need to be vaccinated against Covid


U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, right, looks on as Dr. Paul Offit, speaks during a news conference Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in Philadelphia.

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Children need to be vaccinated against Covid-19, a top advisor to the Food and Drug Administration on children’s vaccines told the agency Thursday.

“It just seems silly to think that we’re not going to have to include children as part of that,” said Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and advisor to the FDA. “They can suffer and be hospitalized and occasionally die.”

He said 300 kids have died from Covid so far.

Offit, a voting member of the agency’s Vaccines and Related Biological…


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