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Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine seen Sept. 27 at a CVS pharmacy on Wells Street in Chicago.
Pfizer and BioNTech say they will ask U.S. health officials for emergency authorization to use their vaccine on children.
Already left shorthanded by the pandemic, hospital and nursing homes fear they’ll lose more staffers to vaccination mandates.
The additional shot would be given at least six months after a person received their last dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
The federal government has issued guidelines for who should get an extra dose of Pfizer’s vaccine, and when.

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  3. Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine seen Sept. 27 at a CVS pharmacy on Wells Street in Chicago.
  4. Dr. Michelle Chester draws the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at Long Island Jewish Medical Center on Dec. 14, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York.
  5. David Hackett, a fireman at Fire Station #14 in Brooksville, died Saturday of COVID-19 complications.
  6. In this Aug. 28 photo, Mayra Navarrete, 13, receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from registered nurse, Noleen Nobleza at a clinic set up in the parking lot of CalOptima in Orange, Calif. With more than 40 million doses of coronavirus vaccines available, U.S. health authorities said they're confident both seniors and other vulnerable Americans seeking booster shots and parents anticipating approval of initial shots for young children will have easy access.
  7. A technician works on a line for packaging preparation for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in March at the company's facility in Puurs, Belgium.
  8. Residents and staff at the Toby & Leon Cooperman Sinai Residences in Boca Raton received booster shots of the Pfizer vaccine and this stick on Sept. 17.
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  10. Evan Vilendrer plays a game on a tablet while grandparents Patrice and Dave Marquez care for their daughter’s children, 13 month old Eden and four year old Evan Vilendrer while their parents are at work on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 in Riverview.
  11. Marcia Myers, 90, receives a booster shot in Boca Raton on Sept. 17.
  12. Kelli Newcom, R.N., preps vials of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to be administered to teachers and educators at The Oregon Convention Center on January 27, 2021, in Portland.
  13. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., joined from left by Rep. Lizzie Fletcher, D-Texas, Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., and Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., holds a news conference just before a House vote on legislation aimed at guaranteeing a woman’s right to an abortion, an effort by House Democrats to circumvent a new Texas law that has placed that access under threat, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday.
  14. Rufus Peoples receives his booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine during an Oakland County Health Department vaccination clinic at the Southfield Pavilion on August 24 in Southfield, Michigan.
  15. Clearwater Mayor Frank Hibbard hosts a recent event for the public to meet candidates for city manager. On Thursday, he said he hopes a positive test for COVID-19 will not cause him to miss any upcoming meetings.
  16. Sen. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, called the director of Florida's medical marijuana program to testify at a hearing of the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021.
  17. In this Aug. 23 file photo, students sit in an algebra class at Barbara Coleman Senior High School on the first day of school, in Miami Lakes. Alachua County's school district is the first in Florida to receive a grant from President Joe Biden's administration to make up for state pay cuts imposed over a board's vote for a student anti-coronavirus mask mandate.
  18. Students arrive at Leto High for the first day of school in Hillsborough County last month. The Hillsborough school district, like others across Florida, will let parents decide whether to quarantine a child who was exposed to COVID-19 but has no symptoms.
  19. President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa speaks via video link during the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York, on Thursday.
  20. Soldiers at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, fill out their vaccination cards and paperwork in May before receiving the COVID-19 vaccination as part of the 3rd Medical Command's "Operation Med Spear. "
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  22. In this Sept. 14 file photo, a syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa. The U.S. moved a step closer Wednesday to offering booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to senior citizens and others at high risk from the virus as the Food and Drug Administration signed off on the targeted use of the extra shots.
  23. In this Sept. 14 photo, a syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa. An influential panel of advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention met Wednesday to decide who should get COVID-19 booster shots and when.
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