Pediatricians and other experts answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.
Infectious disease epidemiologist Jessica Malaty Rivera, MS explains why kids 5-11 get a third of the dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for adults.
They dosed the Pfizer vaccine to be about a third of the adult size. So, it’s 10 micrograms instead of 30 micrograms. The encouraging thing about that was that at 10 micrograms you saw the same, if not better, antibody responses that were triggered by these vaccines as you saw in the full dose and that’s pretty exciting.