FDA approves COVID-19 booster shots for children five to 11 years old


Children aged five to 11 years old can now get a booster shot of the Pfizer Covid vaccine, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday.

Officials green-lighted the shots for the age group, saying they would give them ‘continued protection against Covid’. 

They are available to them from five months after they had their second jab.

Pfizer’s jab is the first to be approved for the age group in the U.S., and also the only one to be available to them as a first and second dose.

Uptake of the shots among these lower age groups has already been low, though, and the boosters in general have not been as popular as officials would have hoped among this age group.

Many experts also wonder if the shots are needed at all in children this young, as they suffer little risk from the virus – with minors…



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