Pfizer’s COVID Booster Shot , for 5 to 11 Year Olds, Authorized by FDA.
NBC News reports on May 17, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)... … announced it had authorized Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus booster dose for 5 to 11 year olds.
The FDA says eligible recipients of a booster dose could receive the extra shot starting five months after their initial two-dose series.
Per NBC News, Pfizer's booster shot for 5 to 11 year olds is 10 micrograms ... .
... a third of the dosage given to citizens 12 and older.
Following the FDA's ruling, it is now up to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to recommend how to implement boosters for the age group.
CDC data shows less than one third of 5 to 11 year olds in the United States have recieved the primary series of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Experts say booster shots offer better protection against the omicron strain and its associated subvariants.
The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will reportedly discuss booster shots on May 19.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the Director of the CDC, should have her final recommendation following the committee's discussion