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CDC Gives Final Go-Ahead for Pfizer’s 5-11 Kids Booster Shot (1)

May 19, 2022, 11:13 PM

Younger children across the US are now eligible to receive a Covid-19 booster shot developed by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE after the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention granted the final clearance needed for injections to begin.

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky recommended the booster for children from 5 to 11 years old. Making the shot available to school-age kids will provide much-needed protection against the contagious omicron subvariants spreading across the country.

“Children 5 through 11 should receive a booster dose at least 5 months after their primary series,” Walensky said in a statement late Thursday. ...