WASHINGTON — Last week, NPR host Steve Inskeep tweeted a photograph that should have made federal health officials swoon: a line of parents and children camped out on a Washington, D.C., sidewalk, as if waiting for Billie Eilish tickets. They were, in fact, waiting for something even more precious: a dose of coronavirus vaccine.
For anxious parents, the approval (on an emergency use basis) of the Pfizer vaccine for children between the ages of 5 and 11 amounted to an early holiday gift. As their children finally get inoculated — with shots shown to be safe and more than 90 percent effective, no less — millions of families are preparing
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