CDC urges Pfizer booster for children ages 5 to 11

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While U.S. parents still await approval of a COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5 regulators are giving the go ahead on booster shots for elementary school aged kids U.S. health advisers are urging a booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11 CDC epidemiologist doctor Sarah Oliver presented data on Thursday before a CDC advisory panel voted to approve the boosters A single Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster dose is recommended for persons ages 5 through 11 years at least 5 months after the primary series under the FDA's emergency use authorization The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quickly signed off on the advice the decision opens a third COVID-19 shot to healthy elementary school kids just like what is already recommended for everyone 12 and older I'm Jennifer King

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