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CDC to meet Thursday to discuss approving COVID-19 booster shots for kids ages 5-11

The CDC is set to meet Thursday to discuss approving the COVID-19 booster shot for children ages 5-11. The FDA has already approved this booster shot.

News 12 Staff

May 19, 2022, 2:35 AM

Updated 766 days ago

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While the Food and Drug Administration has approved the Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot for all kids ages 5-11, the Centers for Disease Control has yet to formally recommend the booster for this age group.
If the booster shot is fully approved for this age group, the dosage for each child will be less than for those 12 and older who receive the booster.
The CDC’s website shows that cases for children ages 5-12 have increased by about 90 cases per 100,000 since this time last month.
Advisors from the CDC are set to meet Thursday to reach that final decision on whether to recommend the booster for this age group or not.


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