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  • Writer's pictureD. Brit

Pfizer Says Covid-19 Vaccine Effective For Kids Ages 5-11

What Happened:

  • On Monday, Pfizer announced that its Covid-19 vaccine is safe and effective for children aged 5-11 and that it will seek US authorization for this age group before the end of the month.

  • Pfizer tested smaller doses in the young children, a third of what's normally given to adults and teens. The trials proved to be effective with the young children developing antibodies against Covid-19 and having minimal side effects.

  • The findings set the stage for a potential vaccine rollout for young children in the next few months.

  • This is particularly significant as there has been a surge of new cases in children with the return to school and the spread of the Delta variant.

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