US advisers urge COVID shot for kids 5-11, final OK due soon

(Mary Green)
Published: Nov. 2, 2021 at 4:09 PM CDT
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(AP) - An influential U.S. advisory panel is recommending that all children ages 5 to 11 should get Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine.

If the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agrees with Tuesday’s vote, the U.S. will embark on a major expansion of vaccinations.

Pediatricians are getting ready to put kid-size doses into little arms as soon as they get the final OK.

Pfizer already has begun shipping millions of doses to states, doctors’ offices and pharmacies.

The special kid shots contain just a third of the dose given to teens and adults.

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