R.I. expands Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to ages 5-11

Updated at 1:17 p.m. on Nov. 3, 2021.

FOLLOWING FEDERAL GUIDANCE, Rhode Island has expanded eligibility for a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5 to 11. The vaccine dosage for children is one-third the size of a dosage used for older age groups. / AP FILE PHOTO/PFIZER
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination to children ages 5 to 11, Gov. Daniel J. McKee and the R.I. Department of Health announced Wednesday. The announcement follows a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation issued Tuesday evening that children in the 5-11 age range may get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.…

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