Pfizer COVID Shot: Unanimous Vote Obscures Reservations About Vaccinating All Children 5-11
Many of US FDA's outside vaccine advisors wanted to wait for more data before widespread inoculations of kids 5-11, but felt some high-risk populations should get access to vaccine right away. They urged CDC to provide additional guidance on which children should be targeted.
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No Reservations: CDC Advisors Clear Pfizer COVID Vaccine For Kids With More Enthusiasm Than FDA Panel
CDC Director Walensky’s sign off on ACIP’s unanimous recommendation makes Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine available to all children 5 to 11 without any of the caveats some of FDA’s vaccine advisors were hoping might be added for use in this age group.
Recent and upcoming US FDA advisory committee meetings and a summary of topics covered.
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