A young patient receives the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in Michigan in May. Photo: AFP
A young patient receives the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in Michigan in May. Photo: AFP

US FDA advisers back Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11

  • The expert panel voted overwhelmingly to recommend the shots, saying the benefits outweigh the risks
  • An authorisation for that group would be would be an important step toward reaching about 28 million children – most of them back in school – for inoculation

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A young patient receives the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in Michigan in May. Photo: AFP
A young patient receives the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in Michigan in May. Photo: AFP
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