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An independent panel of vaccine experts said Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration should grant emergency authorization to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to children 5 to 11 years old.

The decision comes amid a nationwide effort to make vaccines available to this group of 28 million children by the first week of November, according to the Biden administration.

White House officials said they have already acquired enough doses to vaccinate every child in that age group.

Here’s what to know

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says some people with weakened immune systems who received either Moderna’s or Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine can get a fourth shot.
  • The union representing New York City’s rank-and-file police officers asked a judge to block enforcement of the city’s requirement that all employees get vaccinated against the coronavirus.
  • Deborah Birx, a former White House coronavirus response coordinator, told congressional investigators this month that the Trump administration was “distracted” by last year’s election and ignored recommendations to curb the pandemic.
  • Raytheon Technologies’ top executive said that he expects to lose thousands of staffers who will not comply with a coronavirus vaccination mandate for U.S. employees.