Pfizer booster now made available for children ages 5 to 11

As recommended by advisors to the U.S. government, ages 5 to 11 should get a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. As infections continue on yet another rise in cases nationwide, hope that this extra shot for elementary-aged children will help protect against the virus. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention quickly adopted the panel’s suggestion, opening a third, booster COVID-19 shot to healthy elementary-age kids, as it had already been adopted for kids ages 12 and older. Now, the only age group ineligible to receive the booster vaccination are those younger than the age of five years.