Children use their cell phones at the entrance of a school in Havana, on January 13, 2021. – Cuban authorities announced on Tuesday that schools in several municipalities in the country, including those in Havana province, will close on Thursday to contain the spread of covid-19, which in recent days shot up again on the island. (Photo by YAMIL LAGE / AFP)
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended use of Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE ‘s Covid-19 vaccine among children ages 5 to 11 years, opening the door for immunizations to start. The endorsement, by CDC Director Rochelle Walensky on Tuesday, was the last step before doctors, nurses and pharmacists could start giving the shots.