FDA May Make Covid Vaccination Available for Toddlers in the US

Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in the United States (US) might be vaccinated against Covid-19.

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) vaccine advisors will meet on Wednesday to discuss extending the emergency use authorization of Moderna’s and Pfizer/BioNTech’s vaccines to individuals aged six months and up.

Earlier, the FDA’s advisory group of 22 members unanimously approved Moderna’s injectable for children aged 6 to 17.

When their vaccines were tested on younger children, both Moderna and Pfizer/ BioNTech’s vaccines reported positive outcomes. 

Pfizer discovered that three child-sized doses appeared to be safe and elicited an immunological response comparable to that seen in older persons in trials. 

In the meantime, Moderna revealed that two smaller doses produced a similar immunological response in adults aged 18 to 25 as their two-dose vaccine series.

According to a fact sheet shared with CNN, US President Joe Biden’s administration has prepped 10 million doses to be distributed around the country with the first vaccinations to start next week. 

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