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COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Kids 5-11

The CDC has approved a COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11. The shot offers strong protection from the virus with very few side effects and is being distributed to doctors, clinics, and pharmacies. Although severe illness from the virus is rare in children, many parents feel relieved that their younger kids can finally access the same protections as older children and adults. Listen to learn details about the long-awaited new shot, including where it will be given and the risks and benefits of getting it.


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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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