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U.S.: Pfizer COVID-19 shot appears effective for kids under 5

 

Ben Garver, Associated Press

Syringes and colorful bandages are prepared as children prepare to get COVID-19 vaccines in Pittsfield, Mass., on Dec. 13, 2021. A review by federal health officials finds that Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine appears safe and effective for children under 5.

WASHINGTON - Federal health officials said Sunday that kid-sized doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccines appear to be safe and effective for kids under 5, a key step toward a long-awaited decision to begin vaccinating the youngest American children.

The Food and Drug Administration posted its analysis of the Pfizer shot ahead of a Wednesday meeting where outside experts will vote on whether the shots are ready for the nation's 18 million babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Kids under 5 are the only group not yet eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in the U.S.

Late last week the FDA posted a similar analysis of Moderna's shots for children under 6.

https://www.startribune.com/us-pfizer-covid-19-shot-appears-effective-for-kids-under-5/600181513/

 

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