3 CDC studies say COVID vaccines are safe, effective in kids

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective in children, three new studies published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention find.

The first study, looking at the Pfizer vaccine in 42,000 kids aged 5 to 11 found that side effects from the shot were mostly mild and resolved within a week.

The second study, which examined data from 243 adolescents between ages 12 and 17, found the Pfizer vaccine was 92% effective at preventing COVID infection.

The final study found less than 1% of eligible children between ages 5 and 17 who were hospitalized with COVID in July and August were fully vaccinated.

"I think these studies taken as a whole confirm what we’ve been saying all along, which is that these vaccines are incredibly safe and effective," said ABC News medical contributor Dr. John Brownstein, an epidemiologist and chief innovation officer at Boston Children’s Hospital.

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