Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky, M.D., last night accepted the recommendation of her agency’s independent Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to administer Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine to children between the ages of five and 11. Coupled with the Food and Drug Administration’s Oct. 29 emergency use authorization to Pfizer for its pediatric Covid-19 vaccine, this recommendation paves the way for the product’s administration to this age group immediately.

Related News Articles

Headline
In a study of symptomatic adults tested for SARS-CoV-2 at U.S. pharmacies since Sept. 14, bivalent COVID-19 vaccine boosters provided additional protection…
Headline
The Biden Administration today launched a six-week campaign to encourage Americans to get an updated COVID-19 vaccine. In addition to ongoing pop-up clinics,…
Headline
Children under age 5 are more likely to receive a COVID-19 vaccine if their parents perceive it as safe and their health care provider recommends it, according…
Headline
AHA this week released a new Thanksgiving-focused toolkit to help promote pediatric COVID-19 vaccination on social media, including sample content and graphics…
Headline
The Food and Drug Administration recently updated its health care provider fact sheet on bebtelovimab to note that the monoclonal antibody is not expected…
Headline
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday approved state plan amendments allowing Georgia and Pennsylvania to extend postpartum coverage from…