If you plan to get your children vaccinated, then I have some good news for you. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has accepted the use of a Pfizer-BioNTech booster in adolescents 12 to 15 years old.
The agency shortened the time between the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and a booster dose to five months from six, according to NPR.
The FDA approved the third dose of the vaccine, plus the booster dose to five months. Now before the changes take place, Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, must weigh in with a recommendation on the FDA’s announcement.
The FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, M.D. stated, “Throughout the pandemic, as the virus that causes COVID-19 has continuously evolved, the need for the FDA to quickly adapt has meant using the best available science to make informed decisions with the health and safety of the American public in mind”.
Also, Woodstock says the public must take “effective, life-saving preventative measures,” including booster shots.
This decision comes after more kids are increasingly becoming sick and the spike of pediatric hospitalizations, due to the Omicron variant.