Kids age 5 to 11 next in line for COVID-19 vaccines as White House rolls out plans

Doses for children between 5 and 11 will be different from the ones approved for those 12 and older

By: - October 20, 2021 10:16 am
Pfizer headquarters in NYC

The Pfizer headquarters is seen on July 11, 2018, in New York City. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration signed off on expanding the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 12 to 15. Now federal and state officials are preparing to roll out the vaccine to children ages 5 to 11. (Courtesy of Getty Images)

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes the Idaho Capital Sun. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.