The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday released an operational planning guide for pediatric COVID-19 vaccination and preliminary information on the pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The Food and Drug Administration is considering whether to authorize emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine for children aged 5-11, with a decision expected in the coming weeks. The new planning documents expand on an initial CDC document released this week on packaging changes and storage requirements for the Pfizer pediatric COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11. The new planning guide includes additional information about the rollout of the pediatric vaccine; projected launch plan considerations for jurisdictions; and a readiness checklist for supply and ordering, provider network adequacy, information technology systems for reporting and monitoring, and communications.

Related News Articles

News
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri today granted a preliminary injunction preventing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services…
Headline
A two-dose series of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was 100% effective against COVID-19 in 12-15 year olds more than four months after the second dose in…
Headline
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky, M.D., Friday expanded eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots to include all adults…
Headline
The Food and Drug Administration today authorized a single booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for all individuals aged 18 or older at…
Headline
The federal government will purchase 10 million treatment courses of the COVID-19 oral antiviral Paxlovid from Pfizer if the Food and Drug Administration…
Headline
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has suspended activities related to implementation and enforcement of its Emergency Temporary Standard on…