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US gives final clearance to COVID-19 shots for kids 5 to 11

 

November 3, 2021

Pfizer via AP

Kid-size doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

U.S. health officials on Tuesday gave the final signoff to Pfizer's kid-size COVID-19 shot, a milestone that opens a major expansion of the nation's vaccination campaign to children as young as 5.

The Food and Drug Administration already authorized the shots for children ages 5 to 11 - doses just a third of the amount given to teens and adults. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention formally recommends who should receive FDA-cleared vaccines.

The announcement by CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky came only hours after an advisory panel unanimously decided Pfizer's shots should be opened to the 28 million youngsters in that age group.

https://www.startribune.com/us-gives-final-clearance-to-covid-19-shots-for-kids-5-to-11/600112304/

 

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