The CDC gives final approval for COVID-19 vaccines for children under 6

FDA authorized Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for emergency use for children under 6
Fda Advisers Move Covid 19 Shots Closer For Kids Under 5
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FILE - Syringes and colorful bandages are prepared as children from local schools prepare to get COVID-19 vaccines in Pittsfield, Mass., on Monday Dec. 13, 2021.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)-Over a year after the COVID-19 vaccine was first introduced, the FDA has now authorized the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for emergency use for children under 5, and as young as 6-months-old.

It comes as the United States continues to report more than 100,000 new cases per day.

Millions of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, for the youngest children in America, are now on the way to pediatricians and pharmacies around the country.

Pfizer saying it plans to ship 2.5 million doses by the end of the month.  They said this just hours after the FDA officially gave its emergency authorization on Saturday.

 

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