Children Ages 5-11 Now Eligible for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

DOH expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility following recommendations from the Food and Drug Administration, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup. They reviewed data that found the vaccine to be safe and more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 in younger children. Read the full news release.