Millions of parents in the United States are again thumbs up this week that Covid-19 vaccines will soon be available to younger age groups. Advisory panel at the Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously on Wednesday to recommend that the Agency authorize the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for use in very young children.
An advisory committee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will meet on Friday and Saturday to finalize its recommendations. After many delays In the process of reviewing the Pfizer vaccine, pediatricians hope that both vaccines will be available early next week. The Pfizer vaccine will cover children aged 6 months to 4 years, and the Moderna vaccine will cover children aged 6 months to 5 years. Five million doses of each vaccine were made available for pharmacies and other healthcare facilities on request from two weeks ago, so if the vaccines are allowed, they will be ready to take effect immediately.