Information originally published through AP News

As of today, November 3rd, Pfizer has been approved for use in children 5-11 years old.  The pediatric Pfizer, like the adult dose, requires two shots three weeks apart.  While the dose is lower, it has still been proven to be 91% effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19.  No major side effects have been found in this age group, but mild fever and aches may occur.

We are excited for this latest development and will keep you up to date on when the pediatric doses of Pfizer arrive in McDonough County.