As approval approaches, parents of young children face vaccine decision

MADISON, Wis. – A lower dose of the Pfizer COVID vaccine for kids ages five-to-eleven is nearing approval.

That means parents will soon have a decision to make.

“This is why we would encourage conversations with trusted resources,” Children’s Wisconsin Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Gutzeit said. “The primary care provider for your child as well as the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Health Services website which can provide additional information about the process and approval for the vaccine once it becomes available.”

Studies are ongoing to assess the value of COVID vaccines for kids under the age of five and officials expect results on those studies soon.