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FDA says Pfizer's COVID vaccine looks effective for young kids

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Pfizer via AP
FDA scientists concluded that in almost every scenario the Pfizer vaccine's benefit for preventing hospitalizations and death from COVID-19 would outweigh any serious potential side effects in children.

The Food and Drug Administration posted its review late Friday ahead of a public meeting to consider opening vaccinations to kids 5 to 11.

Federal scientists say kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear highly effective at preventing symptomatic infections among elementary school children.

The Food and Drug Administration posted its review late Friday ahead of a public meeting to consider opening vaccinations to kids 5 to 11.

FDA scientists concluded that in almost every scenario the vaccine’s overall benefit for children would outweigh any serious potential side effects.

The FDA will ask an outside panel of experts to review its analysis and vote on whether to recommend the shots this week.

If regulators authorize the low-dose shots, vaccinations could begin early next month.

Click here to read more of this article from the Associated Press.