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Experts believe a vaccine for children under 12 will be available in time for Halloween

Many children want to trick-or-treat normally this year, but at this moment there is no vaccine to keep children safe in large crowds.

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the CDC, said she expects a vaccine to be available for kids by the end of the year.

She told NBC’s Today that it’ll be accessible soon as the newest surge of COVID is being dealt with.


But was about Halloween and the holidays?

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former FDA commissioner, believes it will be available for kids ages 5-11 by the end of September.

He explained that it’s likely, but not a guarantee, and the final decision is ultimately up to the FDA.

Experts are working hard at getting the vaccine out there for kids as the Delta Variant appears to really be targeting those who are unvaccinated.



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