***FDA AUTHORIZES PFIZER VACCINE FOR EMERGENCY USE IN CHILDREN AGES 5-11***

Barbara Noach

FDA Authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use in Children 5 through 11 Years of Age

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 to include children 5 through 11 years of age. Hopefully, this will move us all one more step toward something closer to normal in the lives of our children. From a swimming standpoint, are all looking forward to more opportunities to compete, and to being able to sit in the stands and watch swim meets and practices in person. To that end, if your child is eligible for the vaccine, we strongly encourage you to consider getting them vaccinated.