Post baselessly claims Pfizer vaccine hospitalized 1 in 500 young children

A conspiracy news site published an article falsely claiming that one in 500 children under age 5 who received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine were hospitalized from vaccine side effects. The basis for the claim is a study in which 10 young children out of 7,800 who received the Pfizer were hospitalized.

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