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NEW: CDC gives final clearance to COVID-19 shots for kids 5 to 11

NEW: CDC gives final clearance to COVID-19 shots for kids 5 to 11 Photo: Arne Müseler / CC BY-SA 2.0

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MIKE STOBBE
Updated: November 02, 2021 08:28 PM
Created: November 02, 2021 04:36 PM

US health officials have given the final OK to Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 5. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave the go-ahead Tuesday night.

The announcement came only hours after a CDC advisory panel unanimously decided Pfizer’s shots should be given to children ages 5 to 11. 

Pfizer has already shipped millions of doses to states, doctors' offices and pharmacies. And pediatricians are getting ready to put shots into little arms. The special kid shots contain just a third of the dose given to teens and adults.

The special kid shots contain just a third of the dose given to teens and adults.

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By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MIKE STOBBE

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