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In this March 6 photo, boxes containing the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine sit next to vials in the pharmacy of National Jewish Hospital for distribution, in east Denver.  U.S. regulators have signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially.
U.S. health officials take a big step to expand the U.S. booster campaign and give Americans more vaccine options.
The country now has ample supplies of the Pfizer shot to vaccinate the roughly 28 million kids who will soon be eligible, White House officials said.
That would allow Americans who had adverse reactions to one vaccine to try a different one.
Even as the delta variant wave recedes, children 11 and under still can’t get vaccinated and remain at risk of infection.

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  1. In this Oct. 12 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves after attending a Service of Thanksgiving to mark the Centenary of the Royal British Legion at Westminster Abbey in London. Buckingham Palace said Thursday that Queen Elizabeth II spent a night in a hospital for checks after being advised by her doctor this week to rest. The palace said the 95-year-old British monarch went to the private King Edward VII's Hospital in London on Wednesday for “preliminary investigations.” It said she returned to her Windsor Castle home at lunchtime on Thursday, "and remains in good spirits.”
  2. In this March 6 photo, boxes containing the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine sit next to vials in the pharmacy of National Jewish Hospital for distribution, in east Denver.  U.S. regulators have signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially.
  3. Gov. Ron DeSantis says he will call a November special session to pass several measures related to vaccine mandates.
  4. In this June 6, 2021 file photo, a youth receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in the central Israeli city of Rishon LeZion.
  5. Nurse Meredith Price gets a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine ready to give at a Cook County Health COVID-19 vaccine site in Des Plaines on May 13, 2021.
  6. A surgical team examines a pig kidney attached to the body of a deceased recipient for any signs of rejection.
  7. Dan Bongino speaks in 2018 in Los Angeles. He is threatening to quit the radio company that employs him because they are mandating vaccines.
  8. This Dec. 23, 2020 photo shows a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the first round of staff vaccinations at a hospital in Denver. Federal regulators are expected to authorize the mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster shots this week in an effort to provide flexibility for those seeking to maintain protection against the coronavirus. The upcoming announcement by the Food and Drug Administration is likely to come along with authorization for boosters of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson shots.
  9. University of Texas women rally at the Texas Capitol to protest Governor Greg Abbott's signing of the nation's strictest abortion law that makes it a crime to abort a fetus after six weeks, or when a "heartbeat" is detected. Abbott signed the law Wednesday, Sept. 1st, 2021.
  10. Students from Bethel Community Christian School are seen during their 2021 spring graduation ceremony.
  11. Centner Academy’s three-story preschool is located in the Design District, Miami’s upscale luxury shopping mecca.
  12. The NHL has suspended Evander Kane for 21 games for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card. Kane will not be eligible to play until Nov. 30 at New Jersey.
  13. This Sept. 3 file photo shows the Supreme Court in Washington.  The Biden administration is asking the Supreme Court to block the Texas law banning most abortions, while the fight over the measure’s validity plays out in the courts. The law has been in effect since September, aside from a district court-ordered pause that lasted just 48 hours.
  14. This Feb. 25, 2021 photo shows vials for the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines at a temporary clinic in Exeter, N.H. In September, the Food and Drug Administration approved extra doses of Pfizer’s original COVID-19 vaccine after studies showed it still works well enough against the delta variant. And the FDA is weighing evidence for boosters of the original Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
  15. A senior citizen holds the hand of a care coordinator at a Health facility in Miami.
  16. A vaccine recipient in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
  17. This image provided by Biogen shows a vial and packaging for the drug Aduhelm.
  18. Medical workers at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater work to stabilize a COVID-19 patient on Aug. 25. For 105 days this summer, the public could no longer find out how many people were dying of COVID in each Florida county.
  19. A Regeneron Clinic worker looks out the doorway of one of the buildings providing the monoclonal antibody treatment in August at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.
  20. In this June 6 file photo, a youth receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in the central Israeli city of Rishon LeZion. In the next three weeks, U.S. officials plan to discuss making smaller-dose versions available to the nation's 28 million children between the ages of 5 and 11.
  21. Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers.
  22. In this Jan. 27, 2021, file photo, former President Bill Clinton speaks during funeral services for Henry "Hank" Aaron, at Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta.
  23. On Friday, Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot filed a complaint in court against the leader of the local Fraternal Order of the Police for saying that the city's more than 12,000 officers should ignore the order to report their vaccination status.
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