Children ages 5-11 may soon be eligible for a coronavirus vaccine following a recommendation from a key advisory panel today.

The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted 17-0 with one abstention in favor of emergency use authorization for Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for children. The panel’s recommendation’s aren’t binding, but the FDA typically follows them within days. A CDC expert panel is scheduled to weigh in next week.

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All this means that, parents like me with kids in this age group, who have been agonizing over how to keep their children safe for the last year and a half, may finally be able to get them shots as early as next week, the New York Times reports.

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