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FDA to clear Pfizer-BioNTech booster for 5-11 yrs old – report

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States is expected to clear a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 as early as Tuesday, as reported by the New York Times, citing people familiar with the matter on Monday.

An external vaccine expert meeting of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee is scheduled for Thursday. Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, director of the CDC, is expected to issue her recommendation on the vaccine.

The move would make children ages 5 to 11 the youngest Americans eligible for the extra vaccine.

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