US approves Pfizer and Moderna jabs for kids as young as 6 months - South Arkansas Sun

The United States has approved Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines for children as young as six months

The US Food and Drug Administration granted emergency authorisation Friday (June 17) for the use of Pfizer and Moderna jabs in the youngest children

This age group is the final age group that is awaiting immunisation against the deadly COVID-19 in most countries

We expect that the vaccines for younger children will provide protection from the most severe outcomes of Covid-19, such as hospitalisation and death

The agency authorized Moderna's two-dose vaccine for children aged six months to five years, and three doses of Pfizer's shots for those between six months and four years old

The decision was announced after the FDA's committee of independent vaccine experts voted unanimously to recommend the jabs. In a lengthy meeting on Wednesday

As mentioned by NBC News, the White House expects vaccinations to begin as soon as TuesdayThere are some 20 million children aged four years and under in the United States

However, it must be recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) before they are put into use

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