ICYMI: FDA Authorizes Covid Vaccines for Kids Under 5 in Milestone Decision
Every American is Now Eligible for COVID Vaccines
In Case You Missed It – Roughly 17 million children are now eligible for COVID vaccinations thanks to a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcement expanding emergency use of the vaccines. The announcement now means that every American can get a COVID vaccine, which helps protect against the worst cases of the virus.
The Biden administration also announced a comprehensive plan to make vaccines readily available for younger children and their families. The plan will deliver 10 million vaccine doses for states, Tribes, territories, community health centers, federal pharmacy partners, and others.
Covid-19 vaccinations for children younger than 5 are beginning Tuesday across the United States, marking a milestone in the nation’s fight against the disease.
About 17 million kids under the age of 5 are now eligible for Covid-19 vaccines.
“This is a big day. We’ve been waiting a long time for children to have access to the vaccine. We now have every age group, 6 months and above, in the country which is now eligible to get protection from the Covid-19 vaccine. And I’ll tell you as a dad of a 4-year-old, this is a big deal for my family as well,” US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy told CNN’s Brianna Keilar on Tuesday morning.
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