POG NEWS: US FDA authorizes use of Pfizer's COVID vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds
By Lela S. <?
Half the CookyLela News staff is under 12. We’ve been waiting for this news for MONTHS. And here is is. (sadly it’s not in Canada, but it’s coming soon)
The Food and Drug Administration has authorized a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. This lower-dose formulation of the companies' adult vaccine was found to be safe and 90.7% effective in preventing COVID-19. The next step in the process before the vaccine can be released to pediatricians, pharmacies and other distribution points will be a meeting of an advisory panel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention next Tuesday. After that, kids in the US would be able to get the vaccine in early November. For Canada? Only time will tell… :(