Kids ages 5 to 11 may be eligible for the Pfizer vaccine in the next few weeks


LA CROSSE, EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX, WEUX) – The COVID-19 vaccine is already approved for children ages 12 to 15.

Now, even younger kids could become eligible in the coming weeks.

The FDA is voting tomorrow on whether or not to approve the Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11.

Doctor Ashok Rai from Prevea says there is possibility of effects from the vaccine, just like when adult’s receive it.

He says, on a positive note, It’s a sign your immune system is responding to the vaccine. 

“We expect them to get a low-grade fever, have a headache, feel tired, be sore in the arm, those are all really good signs of the immune system reacting to that spike protein that’s created by the vaccine and teaching those children’s immune system to fight that for the coming months to years”

If approved by the FDA tomorrow, it will then go to the CDC.

If approved there, vaccines could become available in the coming weeks.

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