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What will the side effects be for kids who get the COVID-19 vaccine?

This week the FDA advisory committee suggested that the FDA approve the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11.

More information has been released about what the side effects might be for children.

A study published by the FDA looked at 2,000 children between 5 and 11 and found that they had a lot of similar side effects to adults who had the vaccine.


These included a sore arm, redness at the injection site, fatigue, fever, chills and headaches. There were no reported deaths.

Dr. Leana Wen, professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, said there was no myocarditis among children in the study during an interview with CNN. Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle.

While there may be cases in the future once a larger population is vaccinated, in this study there were none.

Myocarditis is also a side effect that could happen from COVID-19.

The study showed symptoms appeared within 24 hours and cleared up after a few days.

Related: China approves their own COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 3 years old



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