Here’s What You Need To Know About Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine For Kids Under 12
The US took one step closer toward COVID-19 vaccines for children under 12 after an advisory panel recommended on Tuesday that kids be eligible to get the Pfizer vaccine.
Following a contentious daylong discussion, the panel of outside advisers to the Food and Drug Administration voted 17–0 (with one abstention) to recommend authorizing the two-dose vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11. The group decided that the vaccine’s benefits outweigh the risks and that it is safe and effective for preventing infections.
The approval was based on a study that looked at...