COVID-19 Important News and Updates
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized emergency use of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 to include use in children down to 6 months of age.
Following a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), CDC is expanding eligibility of COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to everyone 5 years of age and older. CDC now recommends that children ages 5 through 11 years should receive a booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series. Booster doses will be available to children 5+ in Barnstable County when the Massachusetts Department of Public Health adopts CDC’s recommendation.
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