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FDA opens way to Covid-19 vaccine for children under five: Report

Pfizer's is already authorized for those over the age of 5

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized two COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5, opening the door to vaccinating millions of the country's youngest children once the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agrees.

The FDA authorized Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 6 months to 4 years and Moderna Inc's shot for those 6 months to 17 years.

Pfizer's is already authorized for those over the age of 5.

The vaccines could be rolled out to the under-5 age groups as early as next week, White House officials have said. The CDC needs to make its recommendations on how the

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First Published: Jun 18 2022 | 2:03 AM IST

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