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Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccination Has Been Cleared for Use in Children 5 to 11 Years-Old

In this Wednesday, March 24, 2021 image from video provided by Duke Health, Alejandra Gerardo, 9, looks up to her mom, Dr. Susanna Naggie, as she gets the first of two Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations during a clinical trial for children at Duke Health in Durham, N.C. In the U.S. and abroad, researchers are beginning to test younger and younger kids, to make sure the shots are safe and work for each age. (Shawn Rocco/Duke Health via AP)

A CDC panel unanimously endorsed Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for use in children 5 to 11 years old. Final approval rests with the CDC director. During a news conference, Dr. Jennifer Watts, of Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, says having the vaccine available to children would be a huge opportunity.



The FDA says it needs more time to study Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids 12 to 17 years old.

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