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Nevada Now Offering COVID-19 Shots to Kids as Young As 12

RENO — Nevada started making COVID-19 shots available to children as young as 12 years old on Thursday after federal health advisers endorsed the use of Pfizer’s vaccine in kids.

More than 177,000 Nevada residents are in the 12-16 age group now eligible for the vaccine To date, 10% of Nevada’s COVID-19 cases have been in the 10-19 age group.

The American Academy of Pediatrics says children account for one-fifth of all COVID-19 cases nationally. A year ago, they made up 3% of the total.

Health officials say adolescents and teens typically have more social contacts than adults. So there’s a bigger risk that they will spread the virus.

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