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Date: 2022-05-21 19:21:30
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The FDA amended the emergency authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine Tuesday, authorizing the booster dose for kids between 5-11. Now, following two additional reviews by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, the booster shots are cleared for use in younger Washingtonians.
"The CDC's announcement is welcome news as we continue to do everything we can to keep Washingtonians of all ages safe," said Secretary of Health Dr. Umair A. Shah. "This pandemic is not over and we must continue to use the tools at our disposal. This includes masking, therapeutics, vaccinations and – of course – boosters. Keeping yourselves and those around you safe is of utmost importance, and this recommendation is another step in that direction."