COVID Vaccines Are Coming For Kids Aged 5-11. Here’s What New Yorkers Need To Know.

Children ages 5 to 11 will likely be able to get their COVID-19 shots next month after an advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration voted in favor of authorizing the Pfizer vaccine for all children in this age group on Tuesday. Moderna also released preliminary data this week on how its vaccine performs among younger kids and announced its intentions to seek a similar authorization.

For some New York parents, the shots can’t come soon enough.

“We’ve been keeping an eye out, hoping that it would be approved for their age group,” said Robert Currie, a resident of Fort Greene, Brooklyn, whose children are 6 and 9 years old. Currie is from Scotland and said being unable to get his kids vaccinated made him worry more about traveling internationally with his family.

Those 12 and older have been eligible since May.

Applause is given during a reception for Bishop Robert Brennan by students and faculty from St. Saviour Catholic Academy and St. Saviour High School in Brooklyn, September 29th, 2021 Children ages 5 to 11 will likely be able to get their COVID-19 shots next month after an advisory committee […]

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