82,000 New York City children, 5 to 11 years old, have now been “vaccinated”


Number of vaccinated 5 to 11-year-old kids in NYC reaches 82,000

By Alejandra O’Connell-Domenech

 Posted on November 19, 2021

Roughly 82,000 children between the ages of five and 11 are at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday. 

In late October, children ages five to 11 became the most recent age group approved for the COVID-19 vaccine with the  U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted an emergency use authorization for the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech’s pediatric COVID-19 on children in that age range. 

The dosage of Pfizer-BioNTech’s pediatric vaccine is one-third the amount used on adults but with a similar efficacy rate, according to both drug companies, administered in two doses about three weeks apart. Shortly afterward, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the vaccine for younger children. 

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