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LISTEN: Kids, ages 5 to 11, can now get vaccinated against COVID-19. Here's what Iowa parents need to know.

Pat Moore, with the Chester County, Pa., Health Department, fills out a vaccination record card before administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to emergency medical workers and healthcare personnel at the Chester County Government Services Center, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in West Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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The announcement by CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky on Tuesday came only hours after an advisory panel unanimously decided Pfizer’s shots should be opened to the 28 million children in that age group.

U.S. health officials this week gave the final signoff to Pfizer’s kid-size COVID-19 shot. It's a milestone that opens a major expansion of the nation’s vaccination campaign to children between the age of 5 and 11. IPR Morning Edition host Clay Masters talks to IPR Health reporter Natalie Krebs about how Iowans can go about signing their young kids up for the shot.

Clay Masters is the senior politics reporter for MPR News.
Natalie Krebs is IPR's Health Reporter