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Posted on: May 23, 2022

[ARCHIVED] CDC approves additional dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 5-11 year-olds

CDC approves booster for kids

CDC approves additional dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 5-11 year-olds

Park County, CO – On Friday, May 19, 2022 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved a third (booster) dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 through 11 years. The announcement came after CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to recommend a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine in this younger population and the FDA’s authorization for a booster for children 5 through 11 years on Tuesday, May 17.

COVID-19 vaccine providers can now begin administering third doses of Pfizer vaccine to children aged 5 through 11 years. Park County has a number of vaccine clinics coming up in June, check out the dates here.

A full list of vaccine providers across the state can be found at covid19.colorado.gov/vaccinefinder or by calling 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926).

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