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COVID-19 Bulletin (10/21/21)

Pfizer's vaccine should be available for children next month. Officials are concerned about a COVID-19 and flu surge this fall.
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Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 556 new COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths on Wednesday.

Dallas County is pushing COVID-19 and flu vaccines, NBC reports. Dallas County officials are concerned about a simultaneous surge of both COVID-19 and flu in the upcoming months. Dallas is lingering with 50% of the population still not fully vaccinated and a decrease in weekly vaccinations. In Dallas County, the COVID-19 pandemic is still at the highest red threat level. 

 Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children is expected to be available this November, The Dallas Morning News reports. FDA panel is scheduled to discuss the safety of the Pfizer vaccine for children on Oct. 26, and is expected to authorize emergency use a few days after. The CDC is scheduled to discuss the authorization of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children on Nov. 2 and 3 with U.S. availability for use expected soon after. 

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