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Decision to approve COVID-19 vaccine for kids 'nerve-wracking' says American doctor
Canadian kids aged five to 11 are up next for COVID-19 shots, after Health Canada's decision Friday to approve the Pfizer vaccine for them. Dr. Paul Offit is a member of the vaccine advisory committee that made the same recommendation in the United States earlier this month, a decision he describes as "nerve-wracking," because he knows there's some risk involved for young kids. But, as he writes in his new book, You Bet Your Life: From Blood Transfusions to Mass Vaccination, the Long and Risky History of Medical Innovation, all medical breakthroughs involve risk... and not getting the shot is not a risk-free choice.