Pfizer wants to broaden its COVID-19 booster shots to healthy 5- to 11-year-oldsBy LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical WriterApril 14, 2022, 10:52 AM – 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articlePfizer said Thursday it desires to broaden its COVID-19 booster shots to healthy elementary-age kids.U.S. While COVID-19 cases now are at much lower levels in the U.S., in recent weeks an even more contagious variation of omicron, called BA.2, has actually become the dominant type in your area and around the world.In the coming days, the companies prepare to ask the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to authorize a booster for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds. Regulators will have to choose if healthy elementary-age kids really require a booster, and if so, when.The Pfizer shots are the only vaccine offered to U.S. children.
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