5 or older?

  • This photo provided by Pfizer in October shows manufacturing of the company’s COVID-19 bivalent vaccine for ages 5-11. The U.S. on Wednesday authorized updated COVID-19 boosters for children as young as 5, seeking to expand protection ahead of an expected winter wave. (Pfizer/via AP)

  • A nurse administers a pediatric dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to a girl at a L.A. Care Health Plan vaccination clinic at Los Angeles Mission College in the Sylmar neighborhood in Los Angeles on Jan. 19. (Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

The state Department of Health formally recommended Wednesday that everyone 5 or older get COVID-19 bivalent boosters.