FDA expands Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster for ages 12 to 15

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The FDA has expanded the eligibility for the Pfizer booster shots for children ages 12 to 15.

This comes as classes restart after the holidays and a surge in COVID cases is being reported across the nation.

The FDA also shortened the time between the primary vaccination and the booster dose to at least five months now, instead of six months.

However, that doesn’t mean go ahead and book an appointment for the kids.

The CDC must still sign off on the initiative before the booster shots can be administered.

Boosters already are recommended for everyone 16 and older.

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