The New Normal: Should children get a COVID-19 booster?

News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen was joined by Dr. Daniel Griffin to talk about COVID-19 boosters for children 5 to 11 years old.

News 12 Staff

May 18, 2022, 2:19 PM

Updated 756 days ago

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News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen was joined by Dr. Daniel Griffin to talk about COVID-19 boosters for children 5 to 11 years old.
The Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer boosters for children ages 5 to 11. Pfizer requested this emergency use authorization at the end of April, after company data showed that a third vaccine dose raised Omicron-fighting antibodies by 36 times in this age group.
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