FDA authorizes COVID vaccine booster for kids 5-11

Your children between the ages of 5 and 11 may soon be able to get a booster shot to protect themselves from possible death or serious illness due to COVID-19. The Food and Drug Administration authorized the first COVID-19 booster for children ages 5-11 on Tuesday. All children in that age group would be eligible to receive a third dose of the Pfizer shot as long as it has been at least five months since the previous shot was administered. FDA Commissioner Robert Califf admitted in his statement that COVID-19 tends to be less severe in children than adults but added that they have seen more kids getting sick with the disease and being hospitalized. You can click on this link to read more from the FDA.


The Centers for Disease Control will weigh in with their thoughts on COVID-19 vaccine boosters for children when their scientific advisors meet on Thursday.


Approximately 31 percent of children between the ages of 5 and 11 in Door County and 15 percent in Kewaunee County have received at least one dose of the vaccine. 



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