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Pfizer Covid Booster for Kids Aged 5 to 11 Cleared by CDC

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Pfizer Covid Booster for Kids Aged 5 to 11 Cleared by CDC
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The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Covid-19 vaccine booster shots for children over five years old after the agency’s panel of independent experts voted to back them. Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a statement late Thursday that she “endorsed” the vote earlier in the day by the CDC’s independent Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices that children aged five to 11 should receive a third dose of Pfizer (ticker:PFE) vaccine at least five months after their primary vaccination series. The vote came after the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized a third dose of the vaccine from Pfizer and its partner BioNTech (BNTX) for the age group.