The Wall Street Journal: CDC advisers recommend Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot for kids ages 5 to 11


Experts advising the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on vaccines recommended that children age 5 to 11 receive the newly authorized COVID-19 booster shot from Pfizer Inc.

and BioNTech SE

The panel’s 11 to 1 vote, with one abstention, on Thursday will guide the nation’s doctors, schools and local policy makers advising parents of the 28 million U.S. children in the age group.

The Food and Drug Administration earlier this week cleared the third Pfizer-BioNTech shot for the school-age children, to be given five months after the second dose. The extra dose is one-third the amount that those 12 years old and above receive.

An expanded version of this report appears at

Top stories from WSJ

More Subprime Borrowers Are Missing Loan Payments

This Could Be a Lost Decade for Stocks

Market Snapshot: Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq end with back-to back losses following worst day in about 2 years

Previous article

Crypto: Crypto crash will have limited impact on U.S. household wealth and labor supply: Goldman Sachs 

Next article

You may also like


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in News