COVID-19: Vaccines for children in the US from 6 months

Deepak Gupta June 18, 2022
Updated 2022/06/18 at 11:45 AM

The world is still in a state of pandemic by COVID-19, but the focus on the disease is different from other times. With each passing day, COVID-19 is more and more a disease like many others, despite still claiming many victims.

Recently, the US started to authorize vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna for children from six months of age.

COVID-19: Moderna (2 doses) and Pfizer (3 doses) vaccines approved

The US drug agency (FDA) on Friday approved the emergency administration of Pfizer and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines to children as young as six months of age.

Moderna's two-dose vaccine is approved for children between six months and five years of age. and the one Pfizer, three-dose, can be given to children between six months and four years of age.

The FDA has also approved Moderna's vaccine for children ages 6 to 17. Pfizer's vaccine has already been approved for children as young as 5 years of age in the United States of America.

Following the FDA's announcement, according to AFP, Pfizer said it intends to apply for approval for this age group to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in early July.

COVID-19: Authorized vaccines for children in the US 6 months and older

The COVID-19 pandemic has already caused more than 500 million infections with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and more than six million deaths have been attributed to the disease worldwide.

The disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.

The rapidly spreading and mutating Ómicron variant has become dominant in the world since it was first detected in November in South Africa.

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