THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Dutch government cleared the way Friday for children aged 5-11 to get vaccinated against COVID-19, extending its inoculation program to an age group that had the highest rate of infections in a recent surge.
The European Medicines Agency gave the green light last month for a smaller dose of the Pfizer vaccine to be used for children aged 5-11.
Infections have since slightly declined since the lockdown started but remain high. Admissions to intensive care units also are still high but decreasing.
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