FDA authorizes COVID-19 vaccines for children age 6 months and older
Jun 17, 2022
The Food and Drug Administration today authorized Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 6 months through 17 years old and Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 6 months through 4 years old, as recommended this week by its vaccine advisory committee. The vaccines previously were authorized for older children.
Before vaccinations can begin, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must recommend the vaccines for these age groups. CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is scheduled to vote tomorrow on whether to authorize the vaccines for children age 5 and under.