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FDA panel backs Pfizer's low-dose COVID-19 vaccine for kids

Moderna also is studying its vaccine in young children, and Pfizer has studies underway in those younger than 5

 

October 27, 2021



WASHINGTON — The U.S. moved a step closer to expanding COVID-19 vaccinations for millions more children as government advisers on Tuesday endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer's shots for 5- to 11-year-olds.

A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted unanimously, with one abstention, that the vaccine's benefits in preventing COVID-19 in that age group outweigh any potential risks. That includes questions about a heart-related side effect that's been very rare in teens and young adults despite their use of a much higher vaccine dose.

While children are far less likely than older people to get severe COVID-19, ultimately many panelists decided it's important to give parents the choice to protect their youngsters — especially those at high risk of illness or who live in places where other precautions, like masks in schools, aren't being used.

https://www.startribune.com/fda-panel-backs-pfizers-low-dose-covid-19-vaccine-for-kids/600110105/

 

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