Covid vaccines for children under 5: CDC director endorses Covid vaccines for babies, toddlers
Can children get a Covid vaccine? The CDC Saturday endorsed Pfizer and Moderna’s Covid vaccines for young children.
The wait is finally over.
On Saturday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed off on Covid vaccines for the youngest Americans. Her endorsement means shots can begin immediately, finally ending the two-and-a-half year wait on the part of parents of children under 5.
Walenksy accepted the recommendation within hours after the CDC advisory committee voted unanimously in favor of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for children as young as 6 months. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee on Saturday endorsed Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccines for the youngest children, the last step before CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky could issue her final sign-off.
The unanimous recommendations from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices followed the Food and Drug Administration’s authorization of the shots on Friday.
CDC panel approves Covid vaccines for children under five years oldJune 18, 202203:35President Biden responded to the announcement Saturday hailing it as a "monumental step forward."