Former FDA chief says COVID-19 vaccine could be approved for kids ages 5 and up by October

‘I have confidence in Pfizer’: Former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb says COVID-19 vaccine could be approved for emergency use in children between 5 and 11 years old as early as late October

  • Kids between 5 and 11 could be eligible for Pfizer vaccine by end of October  
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb says Pfizer plans to file paperwork with feds in September 
  • Gottlieb, the former head of the FDA, is a member of Pfizer’s board of directors 
  • CDC data shows increase in number of pediatric cases of COVID-19 
  • But children are far less likely to get severe cases of COVID-19, the data shows 

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