Update from the CDC on Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine  

The OIF’s Medical Advisory Council recommends following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 guidelines. The COVID-19 Toolkit is an ever-evolving resource, and it is our goal to provide community members with the most up to date medically verified information. The  CDC  released the media statement  CDC Recommends Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5 to 11 Years on Tuesday, November 3,  2021  which notes the following:  

Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that children 5 to 11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine. CDC now expands vaccine recommendations to about 28 million children in the United States in this age group and allows providers to begin vaccinating them as soon as possible. (Source: CDC Recommends Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5 to 11 Years) 

We encourage you to read the press release in its entirety at: CDC Recommends Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5 to 11 Years

Additional Resources: 

The  CDC  webpage section titled  COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens includes information on vaccine dosage, preparation, side effect and much more.   

Upcoming  OIF Virtual Session: COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Please be sure to register for the upcoming OIF Virtual Session: COVID-19 Vaccine Update on  November 17, 2021 at 4:30pm ET

During this session, pulmonologist and OIF Medical Advisory Council member Dr. Robert Sandhaus will be joined by Admiral Rachel Levine, Assistant Secretary of Health for the US Department of Health and Human Services. During this virtual session, the OIF will ask questions about the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic within the US. Discussion topics will include new and emerging variants, booster shots, vaccine availability for children, and more. The speakers will also be answering audience-submitted questions from registration, so be sure to submit your questions on the registration form. You must register(free of charge) to attend. This session will be recorded and shared on the  OIF’s YouTube channel. 


We encourage you to reach out the OI Foundation with questions or concerns. Feel free to email  bonelink@oif.org