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Biden doubles U.S. global donation of COVID-19 vaccine shots

U.S. President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the United States is doubling its purchase of Pfizer's COVID-19 shots to share with the world to 1 billion doses as he embraces the goal of vaccinating 70 per cent of the global population within the next year.

A syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic in Reading, Pa., on Sept. 14, 2021. (Matt Rourke / AP)

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)

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When will children under 12 be vaccinated against COVID-19?

With Canada hitting several COVID-19 vaccination milestones and clinical trials underway testing the efficacy and safety of COVID-19 vaccines in children under 12 years of age, the question remains: when will all children become eligible to be vaccinated?