FDA authorizes Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11


The Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization to the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and its partner BioNTech Friday for children ages 5 to 11, a significant step toward making the vaccine available to millions of school-age children.

Before the vaccine becomes widely available, it will also need to be recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The decision on that recommendation is made after a meeting of an expert committee, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, or ACIP. The CDC director must then approve ACIP’s recommendations. That committee is scheduled to meet on Nov. 2.

“As a mother and a physician, I know that parents, caregivers, school staff, and children have been waiting for today’s authorization. Vaccinating younger children against COVID-19 will bring us closer to returning to a sense of normalcy,” said acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, in a statement.

“Our comprehensive and rigorous evaluation of the data pertaining to the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness should help assure parents and guardians that this vaccine meets our high standards.”

The Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine for children 5 to 11 should be given as two doses three weeks apart, just like the version for older children and adults, but uses a lower 10-microgram dose, one-third the adult dose.

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  1. PFIZER,is making more money than sands on the beaches from this Pandemic.They are making Vaccines for all age groups.In my opinion,Washington Corrupted Politicians and the CDC are in bed with Big Pharma.My hope,they do not awake with fleas.One of these days those secrets are going to explode. I have learnt over 45 years,people in this Country cannot keep secrets. Secrets are sold to the highest bidders.

  2. So and 11 year old gets the same dose as a 5 year old, but a 12 year old gets 3 times the dose of an 11 year old? What biologically changes on a 12 year old’s birthday?

  3. These people continue to push their agenda. Their product is expiring after 6 months but they continue to push it. It is all about the money folks. They won’t stop until they control us or they kill a large number of us.

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