The United States is set to start giving vaccines to children as young as six months after CDC cleared Pfizer-BioNTech as well as Moderna’s shots for infants, toddlers along with preschoolers.
Meanwhile, The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has approved the COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as six months, permitting a nationwide rollout to start next week.
According to the sources, the reports mentioned that the decision of CDCs came after a panel of advisers to the institution had voted to advise COVID-19 vaccines for those children on Sunday.
Moreover, the CDC director, Rochelle Walensky, mentioned in the statement, “We know millions of parents, as well as caregivers, are eager to get their young children vaccinated, and with today’s decision, they can.”
US President Joe Biden acknowledged the decision as a good step and added his administration is planning
to roll out the vaccines to the under-five age groups as early as next week.
Along with this, “This coming week, parents will be able to start scheduling appointments at places like paediatricians’ offices, children’s hospitals, and pharmacies. Appointments will ramp up as more jabs are shipped out, & in the upcoming weeks, every parent who needs a vaccine will be able to get one.”
On Friday, the US Food and Drug Administration authorised Moderna Inc’s shot for children aged six months to five years as well as Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine for children aged six months to four years.
Additionally, Pfizer-BioNtech’s vaccine is for children six months to 4 years old.
The dose is one-tenth of the adult dose, as well as three shots, are needed.
Furthermore, the first two are given three weeks apart, and the last at least two months later.