U.S. Gives Final Clearance To COVID-19 Shots For Kids 5 To 11

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By Associated Press
November 2, 2021

Millions of shots made by Pfizer and its spouse BioNTech person already been shipped to states, doctors' offices and pharmacies.

U.S. wellness officials connected Tuesday gave the last signoff to Pfizer's kid-size COVID-19 shot, a large enlargement of the nation's vaccination campaign.

The Food and Drug Administration already authorized the shots for children ages 5 to 11 — doses conscionable a 3rd of the magnitude fixed to teens and adults. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends who should person FDA-cleared vaccines.

The announcement by CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky came lone hours aft an advisory sheet unanimously decided Pfizer's shots should beryllium opened to the 28 cardinal youngsters successful that property group.

Millions of shots made by Pfizer and its spouse BioNTech person already been shipped to states, doctors' offices and pharmacies, to beryllium acceptable for CDC's decision.

Additional reporting by The Associated Press.