“Ahead of the anticipated emergency use authorization (EUA) of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for children 5–11 years old, White House officials have announced a vaccination plan that represents a departure from the approach the country took with adults. That is because it relies more heavily on physicians, clinics and pharmacies instead of mass-vaccination sites. Physicians will also be enlisted to help work with parents to get children vaccinated. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 5–11-year-olds will have a new product configuration, new national drug code (NDC), and will come with smaller vials and needles than those for adults and adolescents.”

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By: Sara Berg, MS
Source: https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/public-health/covid-19-vaccine-rollout-children-asks-doctors-play-bigger-role