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A child gets a COVID-19 vaccine in Washington, D.C., Nov. 3, 2021.

FDA clears COVID booster shot for healthy kids ages 5 to 11

There is one more hurdle: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must decide whether to formally recommend the booster for this age group.

A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a child at an Oklahoma County Health Department Vaccine Clinic in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021.

FDA expected to soon authorize Pfizer-BioNTech’s booster for 5- to 11-year-olds

The companies announced a month ago that the extra shot significantly increased the level of neutralizing antibodies in a small clinical trial of 140 children.

With COVID numbers on the rise, the CDC is recommending that most residents of Massachusetts go back to wearing masks in indoor public spaces.

11 of 14 Mass. counties now have high levels of COVID-19, CDC reports; indoor masking recommended

“This is concerning,” said Dr. Sabrina Assoumou, an assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and an attending physician in the section of Infectious Diseases at Boston Medical Center. “There’s a lot of COVID around.”

A health worker prepares a dose of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine during a rural vaccination drive by Broadreach NGO at Duduzile Secondary School in Mpumalanga, South Africa, on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.

South African firm says it may close its COVID vaccine plant

The first factory to produce COVID-19 vaccines in Africa says it has not received enough orders and may stop production within weeks.

Shoppers on Newbury Street in Boston.

Seven Massachusetts counties ranked with high COVID-19 levels, says CDC; masks recommended

The rating comes as people are eager to get back to normal — and cases and hospitalizations are gradually rising.

Charts: Who has been vaccinated in Massachusetts, and how many doses has the state received?

The charts break down vaccination recipients by age, vaccination date, location, and race/ethnicity, while also outlining vaccination brand and administration site type.

See how many people have received a COVID-19 vaccine in your Mass. town

See who has been vaccinated in your community.

A healthcare worker prepares the Moderna Inc. Covid-19 vaccine booster shots to a Rakuten Group Inc. employees and their family members at the company's head office in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022.

Moderna Q1 profit triples on robust COVID vaccine sales

The vaccine maker said Wednesday that revenue from its coronavirus preventive shots jumped to $5.92 billion from $1.73 billion in last year’s quarter.