A CDC scientific advisory committee voted on Thursday (May 19) to recommend a third dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 mRNA vaccine for children aged 5 to 11.
Two days ago, the FDA authorized (https://t.me/COVID19Up/14404) Pfizer’s COVID-19 booster injection for this age group. The news comes as it becomes increasingly clear that vaccine protection wanes over time.
The decision also means immunocompromised children who have already received a third dose would be eligible to receive a fourth shot.
CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky is expected to quickly sign off on the recommendation, meaning parents could begin getting their children injected with COVID-19 mRNA booster doses as early as the weekend.