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FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5-11 Years of Age

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Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children. |AP Yonhap News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory body has recommended that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine be administered to children 5-11 years of age. Currently, in the United States, Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine can be vaccinated up to the age of 12, but it is about to pass the first gate for vaccination to children under the age of 12.

According to the Associated Press, the Vaccine and Biologics Advisory Committee (VRBPAC), an FDA advisory body, held a meeting on the same day to discuss the vaccination of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11. threw the The advisory committee determined that the benefits of vaccinating children 5-11 years of age with the Pfizer vaccine outweighed the potential risks, including some heart-related side effects.

The decisions of the Advisory Committee are not binding. However, since the FDA has largely followed the advisory committee’s recommendations, it is likely that the FDA will soon accept the decision and make an emergency use authorization decision for children aged 5 to 11 years of age with Pfizer’s vaccine.

After the FDA’s emergency use approval decision is made, the actual vaccination can be performed after undergoing a review by the CDC advisory committee and the CDC. The CDC advisory committee is also expected to hold a meeting early next month on immunization of Pfizer vaccines for children aged 5-11. Therefore, it is predicted that vaccination for children aged 5 to 11 will be able to start as early as next month.

The White House is preparing to start vaccinating children at more than 25,000 vaccination centers across the country as soon as approval is granted to vaccinate children 5-11 years of age.

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