Children Under Five Can Start Receiving COVID-19 Vaccines
On Saturday, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized emergency use of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 to include use in children ages 6 months to 5 years of age. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed off on COVID-19 vaccines, making the shots immediately available for eligible children. There have been over 2 million confirmed cases of COVID among children 6 months through 4 years of age, according to CDC data. Of those cases, over 200 children have died after contracting the virus. COVID-19 is the fifth most common cause of death in children under age 5.