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COVID vaccine for children approved


Last updated 11/12/2021 at 12:41pm

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is now authorized and recommended for use in children 5 to 11 years old.

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility following recommendations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup. All groups reviewed data that found the vaccine to be safe and more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 in younger children.

The state's initial pediatric vaccine s...

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