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COVID-19: Vaccine for children under 5 could be a reality

Pfizer said their COVID-19 vaccine for children under the age of five could be available in February.

kids 5 and under could now get COVID-19 vaccine, girl gets covid shot while holding teddy bear

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.

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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.

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