By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writers
US health officials have given the final OK to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 5. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave the go-ahead Tuesday night.
The announcement came only hours after a CDC advisory panel unanimously decided Pfizer’s shots should be given to children ages 5 to 11. Pfizer has already shipped millions of doses to states, doctors’ offices and pharmacies. Pediatricians are getting ready to put shots into little arms.
The special kid shots contain just a third of the dose given to teens and adults.