CDC’s independent vaccine advisers will meet to discuss COVID-19 boosters for kids – CTV

May 19, 2022

JEN CHRISTENSEN – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s independent Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will meet Thursday to discuss updates on COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness for children ages 5-11 years, CDC guidance on boosters for that age group and the framework for that booster dose.
The committee will vote in the afternoon on whether or not this age group should be eligible for a booster.

The committee made up of vaccine experts regularly meets to go over the science related to vaccines and to give guidance on how vaccines should be administered.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the eligibility for the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to children 5 to 11 years of age. The children would be able to get the booster at least five months after they have completed their primary series of shots.

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