Kids ages 5 to 11 should get a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, advisers to the U.S. government said Thursday. AdvertisementThe hope is that an extra shot will shore up protection for kids ages 5 to 11 as infections once again are on the rise. “Vaccination with a primary series among this age group has lagged behind other age groups leaving them vulnerable to serious illness,” said CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, in a statement. Earlier this week, the FDA authorized Pfizer’s kid-sized booster, to be offered at least five months after the youngsters’ last shot. Only about 30% of that age group have had the initial two Pfizer doses since vaccinations opened to them in November.
Source: Huffington Post May 20, 2022 07:23 UTC