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More than 120,000 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children should be available in Oregon by early next week.
The lower-dose vaccine has received emergency approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
A growing body of evidence suggests kids’ innate immune systems usually nip the infection early on, preventing the virus from gaining a foothold.
COVID-19 vaccination rates for 12- to 17-year-olds in Oregon vary by county, with 59.6% vaccinated statewide.
Concern for children amid the COVID-19 delta variant is contributing to a rising number of farmworker families getting vaccinated.