The initial FDA review of the EUA application is expected to occur on 10/26/21. Once the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) meets on 11/2/21 and 11/3/21, the CDC may authorize distribution and administration of the vaccine for this age group soon thereafter. Given that this is a new pediatric formulation of the vaccine, time will be needed for distribution as we cannot just use the current 12+ formulation of Pfizer vaccine.
We know many parents (including some of our own providers!) are anxiously awaiting vaccine approval for this age group, and we share your excitement that this may be possible soon. Berkeley Pediatrics has been hard at work planning for a fast and safe vaccination plan for when we receive the vaccine. Please DO NOT INUNDATE our office phones--information will be posted on this website and social media as soon as we have it and MyChart message will be sent to our eligible families.
Thanks for your patience!