CDC Gives Go-Ahead for Pfizer’s Pediatric Covid Vaccine

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Younger children across the U.S. are now eligible to receive Pfizer Inc.’s Covid-19 vaccine, after the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention granted the final clearance needed for shots to begin.

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky recommended the vaccine for children from 5 to 11 years old. The decision ushers in a new phase in the U.S. pandemic response, widening access to vaccines to some 28 million more people at the same time that Americans who received shots earlier in the pandemic are lining up for booster doses.

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, a group of outside experts, earlier voted 14-0 in favor of giving children the shot, developed by Pfizer and BioNTech SE, after it was cleared on Friday by U.S. regulators. Administered in two injections three weeks apart, the vaccine is one-third the dose authorized for adults.

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