Smaller needles will be going into smaller arms as early as next month if all goes according to a White House plan laid out Wednesday. Federal officials announced the roadmap to vaccinating the country’s 5- to 11-year-olds, with formal approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine expected as soon as a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention meeting in early November. The news comes as regulators authorize mixing and matching boosters, allowing vaccine recipients to get a booster of a different vaccine than their original shot. Health experts are hoping for fewer infections as colder weather and flu season arrive. In St. Louis, a group has filed a lawsuit to block a downtown district from imposing its annual tax. Opponents of the Downtown Community Improvement District say the tax, which collects more than $3 million per year from downtown property owners to fund beautification and safety, is “unlawful and outrageous.” Meanwhile, low-income homeowners in Kansas City are dealing with a whole different beast. Some homeowners complain that even minor code violations can land them in court with fines. Low-income residents often lack the funds to make the fixes that the city requires, and fines induce further financial burden.