UPDATE: Kids 5 To 11 In Oregon Now Eligible For Pfizer Booster

UPDATE: Kids ages 5 to 11 in Oregon are now eligible to get their COVID-19 vaccine booster.

The move comes after the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup agreed with the FDA and CDC recommendation to approve the Pfizer booster.

Kids must be at least 5 months removed from their last dose of the vaccine.

“This is great news for parents and children, who can be confident in the safety of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for kids and the extra protection a booster dose provides,” said Gov. Kate Brown. “Let’s keep working together to keep our friends and families safe. Thank you to the more than 3 million Oregonians who have received a vaccine dose already. I encourage everyone eligible to find a vaccine or booster appointment near you today.”

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AP Medical Writer= U.S. health advisers are urging a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will consider the advice.

If the CDC agrees as expected, it would open a third COVID-19 shot to healthy elementary-age kids just like is is already recommended for everybody 12 and older.

Regulators this week authorized the extra dose to be given at least five months after youngsters’ last shot.

CDC’s advisers agreed during a public meeting Thursday.

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