By: City of Newport News
Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that children ages 5 through 11 years old receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech five months after their initial vaccination series.
Since the pandemic began, more than 4.8 million children ages 5 through 11 have been diagnosed with COVID-19, 15,000 have been hospitalized and more than 180 have died.
Additionally, the CDC strengthened its recommendation that those 12 and older who are immunocompromised, and everyone 50 and older, receive a second booster dose at least four months after their first booster.
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