Young Kids Can Finally Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19 


Published: June 19, 2022

The FDA granted emergency use authorization status to both Pfizer’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines for kids under five years old. The move was widely predicted because the agency’s advisory panel was unanimous in its recommendations. Moderna’s vaccine for older children was also approved, which means Pfizer will now have some competition in that category. The vaccines for very young children are not expected to be popular, since that age group does not tend to get very ill from the virus. About 440 children under the age of five have died from COVID-19.

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