Maya Griesemer, 7, receives a first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine from Seattle Public Schools’ school-day clinic at Bailey Gatzert Elementary in Seattle, Washington, U.S., November 8, 2021.
Matt Mills McKnight | Reuters
Pfizer’s vaccine for kids is given in smaller doses, one-third of the dosage given to teens and adults. Vials of the vaccine come in different packaging – orange-capped and labeled vials as opposed to the purple vials for those 12 and older.
Children are generally less likely than adults to suffer from severe cases of Covid, but a small portion of them do, federal regulators and health experts say. At least 2,316 kids ages 5 to 11 have suffered from multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C, a rare but serious Covid-related complication, according to data shared by the CDC at the meeting.
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