FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID Vaccine for Kids 5-11
[Source: Medical X-Press]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the emergency use of a smaller dose of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, paving the way for 28 million kids across the country to get their shots.
These youngest Americans can now receive one-third of the adult dose, with two injections given three weeks apart. If the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention signs off on the approval after its advisory panel meets Tuesday, young children could start getting shots as early as Wednesday.
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