CDC Advisers Recommend Pfizer Vaccine For Children 5-11 Years Old

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By Associated Press
November 2, 2021

The advisory radical voted unanimously to o.k. a 10-microgram dose of the vaccine, arsenic compared with a 30-microgram dose for adults.

An influential advisory sheet connected Tuesday recommended kid-size doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, putting the U.S. connected the brink of a large enlargement of vaccinations. A last determination was expected wrong hours.

The Food and Drug Administration already has OK'd the kid-size doses — conscionable a 3rd of the magnitude fixed to teens and adults — arsenic harmless and effectual for the younger property group. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention formally recommends who should person FDA-cleared vaccines, and its advisers unanimously decided Pfizer's shots should beryllium opened to 28 cardinal youngsters.

If the CDC's director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, signs disconnected arsenic expected, it volition people the archetypal accidental for Americans nether 12 to get the almighty extortion of immoderate COVID-19 vaccine.