Germany among first to recommend COVID-19 booster for 12 to 17-year-olds

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By Riham Alkousaa and Miranda Murray BERLIN (Reuters) -Germany’s vaccine committee recommended on Thursday that all children between the ages of 12 and 17 receive a COVID-19 booster shot as the country reported a new daily record of more than 81,000 coronavirus infections. The government’s coronavirus crisis manager warned of possible bottlenecks in testing, though Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said Germany had the means to handle the situation. The move on booster shots makes Germany among the first countries in the world to make such a recommendation, following the United States, Israel an…

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