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FDA Authorizes COVID Booster for Younger Kids

A third dose of Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine is authorized for kids ages 5 to 11 years, the FDA announced on Tuesday. The third 10 μg dose may be administered to children at least 5 months after the initial primary series under the terms of the emergency use authorization (EUA), the agency […]

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Mysterious Hepatitis in Kids: What We Know and Don’t Know Now

At least 228 probable cases of severe hepatitis in children have been reported across 20 countries worldwide, according to the World Health Organization on May 4. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating 109 cases of pediatric hepatitis of unknown cause, the public health agency […]

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Will Kids Need Boosters?

It’s been 6 months since the FDA authorized Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 12 to 15, prompting some parents to ask whether their children will need boosters, especially in the face of the Omicron variant and waning efficacy in adults. Pfizer has requested authorization of boosters for kids ages 16 and 17 […]

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30% of Docs Say They Don’t Want Own Kids 5-11 to Get COVID Vaccine

A Medscape poll on clinicians’ confidence surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5-11 showed significant hesitancy. Among physician respondents who have children in that age group, 30% said they would not want their children to be vaccinated; 9% were unsure. For nurses/advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), more (45%) said they did […]

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