Pfizer, BioNTech seek federal approval from FDA for COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 5

The companies began submission process for emergency use authorization at the request of the FDA ‘in response to the urgent public health need in this population’

By: - February 1, 2022 3:57 pm
patient getting vaccine

In this file photo, a patient receives her booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine during an Oakland County Health Department vaccination clinic at the Southfield Pavilion on Aug. 24, 2021, in Southfield, Michigan. Oakland County was the second county in Michigan to reach the state’s goal of vaccinating 70% of its population. (Emily Elconin/Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.