Children ages 5 through 11 years may soon be able to get a low-dose COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech. Advisors to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted unanimously to recommend the shots Tuesday for the approximately 28 million children in this age group.
If the recommendations are endorsed by CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, as expected, children could begin getting their shots within the next several days.
During the Tuesday meeting of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, panel members reviewed and discussed the science behind the FDA’s Friday authorization of the vaccine in all children 5-11 years old.
Read the full article. The process to approval is essentially four steps: FDA panel, FDA greenlight, CDC panel, CDC greenlight. Today was step three.
CDC advisors recommend Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for children ages 5 through 11 https://t.co/TGwRsHpSWE
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