COVID Vaccine for Children Scarce in LCF

First published in the Nov. 11 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun. By Oscar Areliz and
Camila Castellanos

Parents have long waited for the federal government to approve Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine against COVID-19 for children ages 5 to 11 but may remain on standby despite the state allocating more than 1.2 million doses last week.
The pediatric vaccine — which is a third of the dose given to those 12 and older — is in high demand but scarce in La Cañada Flintridge.
Parents and their children flocked to Flintridge Pharmacy as soon as the vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 was given the green light by U.S. health officials and news broke on social media that the pharmacy in LCF had the vaccine in stock, said longtime owner Michael Stemfel.
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Vaccine Cleared for Use in Children

First published in the Nov. 6 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

A pediatric vaccine to combat COVID-19 was cleared by U.S. health officials on Tuesday and is now available for children ages 5 to 11 throughout California.
The Food and Drug Administration signed off on emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention proceeded with its recommendation hours after the FDA’s announcement.
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