Here’s What You Need To Know About Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine For Kids Under 12

Posted on AllSides October 27th, 2021
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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...

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