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Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in kids

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LAURAN NEERGAARD and MATTHEW PERRONE Associated Press
Created: October 22, 2021 09:26 AM

Pfizer says kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine are safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing infections in elementary school children. Details of the study were posted online Friday as U.S. regulators consider opening vaccinations to youngsters 5 to 11.

The shots could begin early next month if regulators give the go-ahead.

If the FDA authorizes the low-dose shots, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will make the final recommendations on who should receive them.

Full-strength Pfizer shots already are authorized for anyone 12 or older.

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LAURAN NEERGAARD and MATTHEW PERRONE Associated Press

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