Pfizer said their COVID-19 vaccine for children under the age of five could be available in February.
Pfizer and BioNTech are expected to submit their COVID-19 vaccine plan for children under 5 years old to the FDA soon. They are requesting emergency-use authorization for the vaccine.
Do kids really need the vaccine?
If this vaccine gets approved by the Food and Drug Administration, it will be available for anyone 6 months to 5 years old.
This group represents the final bulk of people in the country who could not get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Pfizer plans on the vaccine for young children to be a two-dose process.
Pfizer was looking into a three-dose procedure for young children, but would’ve had to wait until March to send a proposal to the FDA.