CDC panel urges COVID booster for kids age 5 to 11

20 May 2022
2022-05-20 09:33

U.S. health advisers are urging a booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will consider the advice.

If the CDC agrees as expected, it would open a third COVID-19 shot to healthy elementary-age kids just like already is recommended for everybody 12 and older. The hope is that an extra shot will shore up protection as infections once again are on the rise.

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