For Immediate Release
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Children ages 5 to 11 can now receive a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. Both the Food and Drug Administration and the CDC have recently authorized and recommended, respectively, a lower dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11 years of age that will help to protect them from getting seriously ill from COVID-19. During the most recent surge, pediatric cases of COVID-19 rose by about 240% in the United States, demonstrating a need to protect children from this virus.
Children will be given two doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Each dose is one-third the amount given to people ages 12 and older. As with other routine vaccinations for children, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine underwent a thorough testing and review process by the FDA and an independent scientific committee to ensure it is safe and effective for children. Parents and guardians with any questions regarding this COVID-19 vaccine should talk with their child's physician.
Please note that everyone ages 5 and older can now receive a free Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, even if they don’t have health insurance and regardless of their immigration status.
Here locally, the following businesses and agencies will begin offering this lower dose of the Pfizer COVID -19 vaccine:
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Download Media Release COVID-19 - November 04, 2021 (PDF)