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SC Lede: Shots for Tots

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The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has received an Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA and could soon be approved for use in children ages 5 to 11 years old by the CDC this week. The White House says the lower-dose vaccine is being prepositioned around the country and would be fully rolled out by the week of Nov. 8 should the CDC authorize it.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for November 2, 2021: the latest unemployment data for the state; what can be done to prevent domestic violence; SC State Epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell has advice for parents who may soon be able to vaccinate their children; and more.

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Gavin Jackson graduated with a visual journalism degree from Kent State University in 2008 and has been in the news industry ever since. He has worked at newspapers in Ohio, Louisiana and most recently in South Carolina at the Florence Morning News and Charleston Post and Courier.