Pfizer Asks FDA to Allow COVID Shots for Children Ages 5 to 11
Many parents are clamoring for protection for children younger than 12
Today, Pfizer asked the U.S. government to allow use of itsvaccine in children ages 5 to 11 -- and if regulators agree, shots could begin within a matter of weeks.
Many parents and pediatricians are clamoring for protection for children younger than 12, today's age cutoff for the vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech. Not only can youngsters sometimes get seriously ill, but keeping them in school can be a challenge with the coronavirus still raging in poorly vaccinated communities.
Pfizer announced in a tweet that it had formally filed its application with the Food and Drug Administration.
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