Fauci predicts Covid shots for kids five to 11 will be available by early November

Posted by on October 24, 2021 4:16 pm
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Government’s chief medical adviser makes prediction after FDA review panel finds that benefits for group outweighs risks

Vaccines to protect children ages five to 11 from Covid-19 will be available in the US in early to mid-November, Dr Anthony Fauci, the government’s chief medical adviser, predicted on Sunday.

A review panel of the US food and drug administration (FDA) found last week that the benefits of Pfizer-BioNTech shots for the younger age group outweighed the risks, setting up an advisory meeting on Tuesday of outside FDA experts who are expected to recommend emergency use authorization.

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