LA CROSSE/EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Pfizer submitted data to the Food and Drug Administration to get its COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in children ages 5 to 11.
The FDA is expected to take several weeks to analyze the data.
According to Pfizer, kids in this trial were given two smaller doses of the vaccine already approved for older kids.
The smaller doses produced antibody responses similar to those seen in a study of people age 16 to 25 who received full doses.
The company says the vaccine also caused similar side effects to those seen in adults, which have included arm soreness and fatigue.
A formal submission for emergency use authorization of the vaccine is expected in the coming weeks.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reports 53.6 percent of Wisconsinites are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
In Eau Claire County, the vaccination percentage is 54.6.
59.4 is the rate in La Crosse County.
Chippewa County sits at 49.7 percent.
Dunn County reports a vaccination percentage of 42.8.