Pfizer Vaccine Near for Ages 5 to 11 Renee Nash September 20, 2021 at 10:54 am in CORONAVIRUS, NEWS Tweet (Monday, September 20, 2021) – As COVID-19 continues to soar among children, there’s news this morning that a vaccine may be near for youngsters ages 5 to 11. Pfizer announced Monday its vaccine is safe and effective for that age group and the pharmaceutical is moving to seek U.S. approval by the end of the month. A lower dose of the vaccine, one-third of the amount given to teens and adults, is said to be safe and provides a robust immune response in children as young as 5. The findings come as COVID cases among children now account for more than 30% of new infections in the U.S. Pfizer’s vaccine for elementary aged youngsters must still clear several hurdles, including submitting the data to the Food and Drug Administration. Tags: pfizer vaccine for youth ages 5 to 11.