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

Pfizer says its kid-size COVID-19 vaccine is safe and nearly 91% effective.

Posted: Oct 22, 2021 9:25 AM

Pfizer says kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine are safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing symptomatic 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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