CDC urges Pfizer booster for children ages 5 to 11
May 20, 2022
Kids ages 5 to 11 should get a booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, advisers to the U.S. government said Thursday.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention quickly adopted the panel's recommendation, opening a third COVID-19 shot to healthy elementary-age kids — just like what is already recommended for everybody 12 and older.
The hope is that an extra shot will shore up protection for kids ages 5 to 11 as infections once again are on the rise.
"Vaccination with a primary series among this age group has lagged behind other age groups leaving them vulnerable to serious illness,"...