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Springfield-Greene County Health Department Pausing COVID-19 Booster Shots for Children 5 to 11

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is stopping booster shots for children ages 5-11 after recent news from the FDA.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved emergency authorization of an updated mRNA vaccine for the age group on Tuesday, causing SGCHD to halt the usage of the current booster vaccine.

In a news release Wednesday, the department says they are awaiting for the new booster to be fully approved before allowing doses to be used.

The Centers for Disease Control, as well as Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices must also approve the updated booster before it can be distributed.

A possible approval date of the vaccine has not been released.