Younger children across the US are now eligible to receive Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine, after the head of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) granted the final clearance needed for shots to begin. CDC director Rochelle Walensky on Tuesday (Nov 2) recommended the vaccine for children from five to 11 years old.
This decision brought another weapon to humans to fight the COVID pandemic which killed more than five million people across the globe.
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunisation Practices (ACIP), a group of external experts, earlier voted 14-0 in favor of giving children the shot, developed by Pfizer and BioNTech after it was cleared last Friday by the US regulators.
The U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy is his tweet mentioned that the CDC recommended COVID-19 vaccines for children of age between 5 and 11. Simultaneously, he urged the netizen and parents to fight the misinformation.
Last week, the CDC recommended COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11. Unfortunately, there is already a wave of misinformation about COVID vaccines hitting parents.
— Dr. Vivek Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General (@Surgeon_General) November 12, 2021
Here is a list of various vaccines available for individuals in various age groups which is updated on the CDC website. The organization elaborates that Widespread vaccination for COVID-19 is a critical tool to best protect everyone, especially those at the highest risk, from severe illness and death.