COLORADO — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment held a press conference on Wednesday to share updated guidelines on COVID-19 policies.
The press conference focused on the FDA approval of Pfizer vaccine doses for children ages 5-11-years-old. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is preparing to roll out more vaccines along with more than 170,000 pre-ordered shots following the FDA's approval this week.
The Pfizer study shows a 90% efficacy rate for the vaccine among child but there are some mild side effects that include headache, nausea, aches, and pains. The Center for Disease Control would still need to also approve an emergency use authorization before it becomes widely available. The CDC votes on approval next week.
Despite the FDA approval, there are still some concerns about the vaccine among parents. This prompted the CDPHE to issue some cautionary procedures to follow while their children is trick or treating this weekend.