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Pfizer says trials now show that its lower-dosage COVID vaccine is safe for 5 to 11 year olds, and it will ask for emergency authorization from the FDA. New River Health System director Dr. Noelle Bissell commented today on the math – where a child just shy of 12 for example would only get one-third the dosage of someone 12-plus. Young children are at low risk of getting COVID-19 says Bissell – but not at NO risk, which is why she urges to have their younger children vaccine if and when the FDA gives the okay.