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FDA authorizes Covid-19 shots in children down to 6 months of age
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FDA authorizes Covid-19 shots in children down to 6 months of age

Covid vaccine shots authorized for America’s youngest kids. Moderna and Pfizer allowed for younger kids.

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The US Federal and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 17th authorized emergency use of the Moderna and Pfizer Covid-19 shots to include use in children down to 6 months of age.
According to a news release, “For the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, the FDA amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) to include use of the vaccine in individuals 6 months through 17 years of age. The vaccine had been authorized for use in adults 18 years of age and older.”
The release further stated, “For the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, the FDA amended the EUA to include use of the vaccine in individuals 6 months through 4 years of age. The vaccine had been authorized for use in individuals 5 years of age and older.”
President Joe Biden estimated parents would be able to start scheduling vaccinations for their youngest kids as early as next week, as doses are delivered.
The news brings relief to parents across the country.

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