The COVID vaccine for children is on its way to doctors’ offices across the country, and could be ready to use as soon as Wednesday, White House officials said Monday.
The Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer-BioNTech’s lower-dose COVID vaccine for emergency use in kids ages 5 to 11 Friday, a move that allowed the federal government to start distributing doses to pediatricians’ offices, rural health clinics, children’s hospitals, pharmacies and other sites where children will be able to receive the vaccine.
Before shots can start going into arms, however, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must officially sign off.
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