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Also, ACIP continues to recommend the J&J COVID vaccine despite concerns over Guillain-Barre syndrome.
Plus, mask recommendations are returning, with a pediatrics group calling for them for schoolchildren.
The federal government will shift to a smaller, community-based COVID vaccination effort.
HHS: The risk of myocarditis and pericarditis are much higher from contracting COVID-19 than from vaccines.
A trial of the Pfizer vaccine in 2,260 young teens found only 1 serious side effect, a fever higher than 104°F.
The committee, in a 10-to-4 vote, recommends that the US resume use of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Last week the nation's vaccination rate dropped slightly for the first time, partly due to the J&J vaccine pause.
Essential workers include first responders, teachers, public transit employees, and grocery store staff.
The company says it began a trial among adolescents; results are expected in 2021.
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